Debian DLA-281-1 : expat security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 84990

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

Multiple integer overflows in the XML_GetBuffer function in Expat through 2.1.0, as used in Google Chrome before 44.0.2403.89 and other products, allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (heap-based buffer overflow) or possibly have unspecified other impact via crafted XML data, a related issue to CVE-2015-2716.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/07/msg00021.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/squeeze-lts/expat

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 84990

File Name: debian_DLA-281.nasl

Version: 2.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/07/27

Updated: 2018/07/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:expat, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:lib64expat1, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:lib64expat1-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libexpat1, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libexpat1-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libexpat1-udeb, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/07/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1283

BID: 75973