Debian LTS: DLA-1912-1: expat security update

    Date06 Sep 2019
    CategoryDebian LTS
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Debianlts Large
    It was discovered that there was a heap-based buffer overread vulnerability in expat, an XML parsing library. A specially-crafted XML input could fool the parser into changing
    
    Package        : expat
    Version        : 2.1.0-6+deb8u6
    CVE IDs        : CVE-2019-15903
    Debian Bug     : #939394
    
    It was discovered that there was a heap-based buffer overread
    vulnerability in expat, an XML parsing library.
    
    A specially-crafted XML input could fool the parser into changing
    from DTD parsing to document parsing too early; a consecutive call to
    XML_GetCurrentLineNumber (or XML_GetCurrentColumnNumber) then
    resulted in a heap-based buffer overread.
    
    For Debian 8 "Jessie", this issue has been fixed in expat version
    2.1.0-6+deb8u6.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your expat packages.
    
    
    Regards,
    
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