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|Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 201209-06 ] Expat: Multiple vulnerabilities
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Expat: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 201209-06)
Date: September 24, 2012
Bug(s): #280615, #303727, #407519
Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Expat, possibly
resulting in Denial of Service.
Expat is a set of XML parsing libraries.
Vulnerable: < 2.1.0_beta3
Unaffected: >= 2.1.0_beta3
Architectures: All supported architectures
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Expat. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted XML
file in an application linked against Expat, possibly resulting in a
Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Expat users should upgrade to the latest version:
Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/expat-2.1.0_beta3"
such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying some of these packages.