SynopsisThe remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThis update for expat fixes the following security issues :
- CVE-2012-6702: Expat, when used in a parser that has not called XML_SetHashSalt or passed it a seed of 0, made it easier for context-dependent attackers to defeat cryptographic protection mechanisms via vectors involving use of the srand function. (bsc#983215)
- CVE-2016-5300: The XML parser in Expat did not use sufficient entropy for hash initialization, which allowed context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via crafted identifiers in an XML document. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2012-0876. (bsc#983216)
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.
SolutionTo install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :
SUSE Studio Onsite 1.3:zypper in -t patch slestso13-expat-12972=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch sdksp4-expat-12972=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-expat-12972=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-expat-12972=1
To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.