Scientific Linux Security Update : expat on SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 95867


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Security Fix(es) :

- An out-of-bounds read flaw was found in the way Expat processed certain input. A remote attacker could send specially crafted XML that, when parsed by an application using the Expat library, would cause that application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the permission of the user running the application. (CVE-2016-0718)


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 95867

File Name: sl_20161128_expat_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/12/15

Modified: 2016/12/15

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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


Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/11/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0718