GLSA-201209-06 : Expat: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 62287

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VPR Score: 3.6

Synopsis

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

The 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.
Impact :

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.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

Solution

All 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.

See Also

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201209-06

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 62287

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201209-06.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/25

Updated: 2020/09/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:expat, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/09/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3560, CVE-2009-3720, CVE-2012-0876, CVE-2012-1147, CVE-2012-1148

BID: 36097, 37203, 52379

GLSA: 201209-06

CWE: 119