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Expat: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201209-06 / expat
Release Date September 24, 2012
Latest Revision September 24, 2012: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
dev-libs/expat < 2.1.0_beta3 >= 2.1.0_beta3 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #280615, #303727, #407519


Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Expat, possibly resulting in Denial of Service.

2.  Impact Information


Expat is a set of XML parsing libraries.


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Expat. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted XML file in an application linked against Expat, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Expat users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/expat-2.1.0_beta3"

Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying some of these packages.

4.  References


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