[SECURITY] [DLA 483-1] expat security update

ID DEBIAN:DLA-483-1:3C429
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2016-05-19T20:05:01


Package : expat Version : 2.1.0-1+deb7u3 CVE ID : CVE-2016-0718

Gustavo Grieco discovered that Expat, a XML parsing C library, does not properly handle certain kinds of malformed input documents, resulting in buffer overflows during processing and error reporting. A remote attacker can take advantage of this flaw to cause an application using the Expat library to crash, or potentially, to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.

For Debian 7 "Wheezy", these problems have been fixed in version 2.1.0-1+deb7u3.

We recommend that you upgrade your expat packages.

Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS