Scientific Linux Security Update : expat on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60701

Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

CVE-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.

Solution

Update the affected expat and / or expat-devel packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?6938344a

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60701

File Name: sl_20091207_expat_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/01/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2009/12/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3560, CVE-2009-3720

CWE: 119