SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : expat (SUSE-SU-2016:1508-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 91652


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update for expat fixes the following issues :

Security issue fixed :

- CVE-2016-0718: Fix Expat XML parser that mishandles certain kinds of malformed input documents. (bsc#979441)

- CVE-2015-1283: Fix multiple integer overflows.

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


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP1 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP1-2016-898=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-2016-898=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2016-898=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2016-898=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2016-898=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2016-898=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91652

File Name: suse_SU-2016-1508-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/06/17

Modified: 2016/12/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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


Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.4

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:X/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:expat, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:expat-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:expat-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libexpat1, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libexpat1-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/06/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1283, CVE-2016-0718

BID: 75973

OSVDB: 122039, 138680