Amazon Linux AMI : expat (ALAS-2016-775)

High Nessus Plugin ID 95895


The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


CVE-2016-0718 : Out-of-bounds read flaw

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



Run 'yum update expat' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 95895

File Name: ala_ALAS-2016-775.nasl

Version: 3.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/12/16

Updated: 2018/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3.0

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:amazon:linux:expat, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:expat-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:expat-devel, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0718

ALAS: 2016-775

RHSA: 2016:2824