USN-2983-1 Expat vulnerability | Cloud Foundry

2016-06-13T00:00:00
ID CFOUNDRY:381607FCA8ED551B94852EC217ED57BD
Type cloudfoundry
Reporter Cloud Foundry
Modified 2016-06-13T00:00:00

Description

USN-2983-1 Expat vulnerability

Medium

Vendor

Expat, Canonical Ubuntu

Versions Affected

  • Canonical Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Description

Gustavo Grieco discovered that Expat incorrectly handled malformed XML data. If a user or application linked against Expat were tricked into opening a crafted XML file, an attacker could cause a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-0718)

Affected Products and Versions

Severity is medium unless otherwise noted.

  • All versions of Cloud Foundry cflinuxfs2 prior to v.1.64.0

Mitigation

Users of affected versions should apply the following mitigation:

  • The Cloud Foundry project recommends that Cloud Foundry deployments run with cflinuxfs2 v.1.64.0 or later versions

Credit

Gustavo Grieco

References

  • <http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2983-1/>
  • <http://people.canonical.com/~ubuntu-security/cve/2016/CVE-2016-0718.html>