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Debian LTS: Security Advisory for expat (DLA-2935-1)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.5

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

5 months ago

Modified

Modified

5 months ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update for the 'expat' package(s) announced via the DLA-2935-1 advisory.

Insight

Insight

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in Expat, an XML parsing C library, which could result in denial of service or potentially the execution of arbitrary code, if a malformed XML file is processed.

Affected Software

Affected Software

'expat' package(s) on Debian Linux.

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable package version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

For Debian 9 stretch, these problems have been fixed in version 2.2.0-2+deb9u5. We recommend that you upgrade your expat packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)