GLSA-201701-21 : Expat: Multiple vulnerabilities
High Nessus Plugin ID 96415
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201701-21 (Expat: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Expat. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
A remote attacker, by enticing a user to process a specially crafted XML file, could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition. This attack could also be used against automated systems that arbitrarily process XML files.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Expat users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/expat-2.2.0-r1'