Debian: DSA-3582-1: expat security update

    Date18 May 2016
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Gustavo Grieco discovered that Expat, an XML parsing C library, does not properly handle certain kinds of malformed input documents, resulting in buffer overflows during processing and error reporting. A remote attacker can take advantage of this flaw to cause an application using
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3582-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                     Salvatore Bonaccorso
    May 18, 2016                          https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : expat
    CVE ID         : CVE-2016-0718
    
    Gustavo Grieco discovered that Expat, an XML parsing C library, does not
    properly handle certain kinds of malformed input documents, resulting in
    buffer overflows during processing and error reporting. A remote
    attacker can take advantage of this flaw to cause an application using
    the Expat library to crash, or potentially, to execute arbitrary code
    with the privileges of the user running the application.
    
    For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.1.0-6+deb8u2. Additionally this update refreshes the fix for
    CVE-2015-1283 to avoid relying on undefined behavior.
    
    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: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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