Debian DSA-2525-1 : expat - several vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 61441


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


It was discovered that Expat, a C library to parse XML, is vulnerable to denial of service through hash collisions and a memory leak in pool handling.


Upgrade the expat packages.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 2.0.1-7+squeeze1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61441

File Name: debian_DSA-2525.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/7/2012

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:expat, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/6/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0876, CVE-2012-1148

BID: 52379

DSA: 2525