Debian: DSA-2525-1: expat security update

    Date06 Aug 2012
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    It was discovered that Expat, a C library to parse XML, is vulnerable to denial of service through hash collisions and a memory leak in pool handling.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2525-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                        Moritz Muehlenhoff
    August 06, 2012                        http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : expat
    Vulnerability  : several
    Problem type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2012-0876 CVE-2012-1148
    
    It was discovered that Expat, a C library to parse XML, is vulnerable
    to denial of service through hash collisions and a memory leak in
    pool handling.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.0.1-7+squeeze1.
    
    For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.1.0~beta3-1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.1.0~beta3-1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your expat packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
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