Gentoo: GLSA-201911-08: Expat: Multiple vulnerabilities

    Date 24 Nov 2019
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Expat, the worst of which could result in a Denial of Service condition.
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    Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201911-08
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     Severity: Normal
        Title: Expat: Multiple vulnerabilities
         Date: November 25, 2019
         Bugs: #688734, #694362
           ID: 201911-08
    
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    Synopsis
    ========
    
    Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Expat, the worst of which
    could result in a Denial of Service condition.
    
    Background
    ==========
    
    Expat is a set of XML parsing libraries.
    
    Affected packages
    =================
    
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         Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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      1  dev-libs/expat               < 2.2.8                    >= 2.2.8 
    
    Description
    ===========
    
    Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Expat. Please review
    the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
    
    Impact
    ======
    
    Please review the referenced CVE identifiers for details.
    
    Workaround
    ==========
    
    There is no known workaround at this time.
    
    Resolution
    ==========
    
    All Expat users should upgrade to the latest version:
    
      # emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/expat-2.2.8"
    
    References
    ==========
    
    [ 1 ] CVE-2018-20843
          https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-20843
    [ 2 ] CVE-2019-15903
          https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-15903
    
    Availability
    ============
    
    This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
    the Gentoo Security Website:
    
     https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201911-08
    
    Concerns?
    =========
    
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    License
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    Copyright 2019 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
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    The contents of this document are licensed under the
    Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.
    
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