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    Debian: DSA-3898-1: expat security update

    Date 25 Jun 2017
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    Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Expat, an XML parsing C library. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3898-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                     Salvatore Bonaccorso
    June 25, 2017                         https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : expat
    CVE ID         : CVE-2016-9063 CVE-2017-9233
    
    Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Expat, an XML parsing C
    library. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the
    following problems:
    
    
    CVE-2016-9063
    
        Gustavo Grieco discovered an integer overflow flaw during parsing of
        XML. An attacker can take advantage of this flaw to cause a denial
        of service against an application using the Expat library.
    
    CVE-2017-9233
    
        Rhodri James discovered an infinite loop vulnerability within the
        entityValueInitProcessor() function while parsing malformed XML
        in an external entity. An attacker can take advantage of this
        flaw to cause a denial of service against an application using
        the Expat library.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed
    in version 2.1.0-6+deb8u4.
    
    For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in
    version 2.2.0-2+deb9u1. For the stable distribution (stretch),
    CVE-2016-9063 was already fixed before the initial release.
    
    For the testing distribution (buster), these problems have been fixed
    in version 2.2.1-1 or earlier version.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in
    version 2.2.1-1 or earlier version.
    
    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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