CentOS 3 / 4 : 4Suite (CESA-2009:1572)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 67072
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Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing a security update.

Description

An updated 4Suite package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The 4Suite package contains XML-related tools and libraries for Python, including 4DOM, 4XSLT, 4XPath, 4RDF, and 4XPointer.

A buffer over-read flaw was found in the way 4Suite's XML parser handles malformed UTF-8 sequences when processing XML files. A specially crafted XML file could cause applications using the 4Suite library to crash while parsing the file. (CVE-2009-3720)

Note: In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, this flaw only affects a non-default configuration of the 4Suite package: configurations where the beta version of the cDomlette module is enabled.

All 4Suite users should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing the updated package, applications using the 4Suite XML-related tools and libraries must be restarted for the update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected 4suite package.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?1c91d1c0

http://www.nessus.org/u?3558325f

http://www.nessus.org/u?53ca656a

http://www.nessus.org/u?add0280b

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 67072

File Name: centos_RHSA-2009-1572.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/29/2013

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:4Suite, cpe:/o:centos:centos:3, cpe:/o:centos:centos:4

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/10/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/3/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3720

BID: 36097

RHSA: 2009:1572