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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 60701
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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: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Vector: 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: 12/7/2009

Reference Information

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

CWE: 119