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VPR Score: 3.6
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201209-06 (Expat: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Expat. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted XML file in an application linked against Expat, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Expat users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/expat-2.1.0_beta3' Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying some of these packages.