Scientific Linux Security Update : expat on SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64 (20161128)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 95867
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Synopsis

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

Description

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)

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?76991e49

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 95867

File Name: sl_20161128_expat_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/15/2016

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

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: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:expat, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:expat-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:expat-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:expat-static, 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: 11/28/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/26/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0718