openSUSE Security Update : expat (openSUSE-2017-260)

high Nessus Plugin ID 97280

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Synopsis

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description

This 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)

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12:Update update project.

Solution

Update the affected expat packages.

See Also

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=983215

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=983216

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 97280

File Name: openSUSE-2017-260.nasl

Version: 3.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/21/2017

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:expat, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:expat-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:expat-debuginfo-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:expat-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libexpat-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libexpat-devel-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libexpat1, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libexpat1-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libexpat1-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libexpat1-debuginfo-32bit, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.1, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2/16/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0876, CVE-2012-6702, CVE-2016-5300