Scientific Linux Security Update : expat on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60701
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionCVE-2009-3720 expat: buffer over-read and crash on XML with malformed UTF-8 sequences
CVE-2009-3560 expat: buffer over-read and crash in big2_toUtf8() on XML with malformed UTF-8 sequences
Two buffer over-read flaws were found in the way Expat handled malformed UTF-8 sequences when processing XML files. A specially crafted XML file could cause applications using Expat to crash while parsing the file. (CVE-2009-3560, CVE-2009-3720)
After installing the updated packages, applications using the Expat library must be restarted for the update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected expat and / or expat-devel packages.