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Debian: DSA-3898-1: expat security update

Date 25 Jun 2017
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Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
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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