Mageia 2019-0274: expat security update

    Date15 Sep 2019
    CategoryMageia
    284
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Updated expat packages fix security vulnerability: It was discovered that Expat did not properly handled XML input including XML names that contain a large number of colons, potentially resulting in denial of service (CVE-2018-20843).
    MGASA-2019-0274 - Updated expat packages fix security vulnerability
    
    Publication date: 15 Sep 2019
    URL: https://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2019-0274.html
    Type: security
    Affected Mageia releases: 6, 7
    CVE: CVE-2018-20843
    
    Updated expat packages fix security vulnerability:
    
    It was discovered that Expat did not properly handled XML input including
    XML names that contain a large number of colons, potentially resulting in
    denial of service (CVE-2018-20843).
    
    References:
    - https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=25019
    - https://github.com/libexpat/libexpat/blob/R_2_2_7/expat/Changes
    - https://www.debian.org/security/2019/dsa-4472
    - https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-20843
    
    SRPMS:
    - 7/core/expat-2.2.7-1.mga7
    - 6/core/expat-2.2.7-1.mga6
    

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