Linux Security
Linux Security
Linux Security

Debian: DSA-3582-1: expat security update

Date 18 May 2016
164
Posted By LinuxSecurity 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

- -------------------------------------------------------------------------
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
- -------------------------------------------------------------------------

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/

Mailing list: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Advisories

LinuxSecurity Poll

How frequently do you patch/update your system?

No answer selected. Please try again.
Please select either existing option or enter your own, however not both.
Please select minimum 0 answer(s) and maximum 3 answer(s).
/main-polls/52-how-frequently-do-you-patch-update-your-system?task=poll.vote&format=json
52
radio
[{"id":"179","title":"As soon as patches\/updates are released - I track advisories for my distro(s) diligently","votes":"64","type":"x","order":"1","pct":76.19,"resources":[]},{"id":"180","title":"Every so often, when I think of it","votes":"13","type":"x","order":"2","pct":15.48,"resources":[]},{"id":"181","title":"Hardly ever","votes":"7","type":"x","order":"3","pct":8.33,"resources":[]}] ["#ff5b00","#4ac0f2","#b80028","#eef66c","#60bb22","#b96a9a","#62c2cc"] ["rgba(255,91,0,0.7)","rgba(74,192,242,0.7)","rgba(184,0,40,0.7)","rgba(238,246,108,0.7)","rgba(96,187,34,0.7)","rgba(185,106,154,0.7)","rgba(98,194,204,0.7)"] 350

Please vote first in order to view vote results.

VOTE ON THE POLL PAGE


VIEW MORE POLLS

bottom 200

Please enable / Bitte aktiviere JavaScript!
Veuillez activer / Por favor activa el Javascript![ ? ]

We use cookies to provide and improve our services. By using our site, you consent to our Cookie Policy.