Expat: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201209-06

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

Affected Packages

dev-libs/expat on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.1.0_beta3
Unaffected versions >= 2.1.0_beta3

Background

Expat is a set of XML parsing libraries.

Description

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

Impact

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.

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-2.1.0_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.

References

Release Date
September 24, 2012

Latest Revision
September 24, 2012: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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