Debian DSA-3318-1 : expat - security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85032


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Multiple integer overflows have been discovered in Expat, an XML parsing C library, which may result in denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code if a malformed XML file is processed.


Upgrade the expat packages.

For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 2.1.0-1+deb7u2.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 2.1.0-6+deb8u1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85032

File Name: debian_DSA-3318.nasl

Version: 2.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/07/28

Updated: 2018/11/10

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, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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: 2015/07/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1283

DSA: 3318