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

High Nessus Plugin ID 97280


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


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.


Update the affected expat packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 97280

File Name: openSUSE-2017-260.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/02/21

Modified: 2017/02/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

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


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: 2017/02/16

Reference Information

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