Debian DSA-3582-1 : expat - security update
High Nessus Plugin ID 91200
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
DescriptionGustavo Grieco discovered that Expat, an XML parsing C library, does not properly handle certain kinds of malformed input documents, resulting in buffer overflows during processing and error reporting. A remote attacker can take advantage of this flaw to cause an application using the Expat library to crash, or potentially, to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
SolutionUpgrade the expat packages.
For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 2.1.0-6+deb8u2. Additionally this update refreshes the fix for CVE-2015-1283 to avoid relying on undefined behavior.