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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 201209-06 ] Expat: Multiple vulnerabilities Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Expat: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 201209-06)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: September 24, 2012
Bug(s): #280615, #303727, #407519
ID: 201209-06

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Expat, possibly
resulting in Denial of Service.


Background

Expat is a set of XML parsing libraries.

Affected Packages

Package: dev-libs/expat
Vulnerable: < 2.1.0_beta3
Unaffected: >= 2.1.0_beta3
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Expat. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


Impact

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.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Expat users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/expat-2.1.0_beta3"
   
Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools
such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying some of these packages.


References

CVE-2009-3560
CVE-2009-3720
CVE-2012-0876
CVE-2012-1147
CVE-2012-1148


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