SuSE 11.1 Security Update : expat (SAT Patch Number 6200)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 64127


The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.


This update of expat fixes the following bugs :

- hash collision attack that could lead to exessive CPU usage. (CVE-2012-0876)

- expat didn't close file descriptors in some cases.

- specially crafted xml files could lead to a memory leak (CVE-2012-1148)


Apply SAT patch number 6200.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 64127

File Name: suse_11_expat-120424.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/01/25

Modified: 2013/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:expat, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libexpat1, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libexpat1-32bit, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/04/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0876, CVE-2012-1147, CVE-2012-1148