|Category:||Debian Local Security Checks|
|Title:||Debian Security Advisory DSA 3597-1 (expat - security update)|
|Summary:||Two related issues have been discovered;in Expat, a C library for parsing XML.;;CVE-2012-6702It was introduced when;CVE-2012-0876;;was addressed. Stefan Srensen discovered that the use of the function;XML_Parse() seeds the random number generator generating repeated outputs;for rand() calls.;;CVE-2016-5300It is the product of an incomplete solution for;CVE-2012-0876;.;The parser poorly seeds the random number generator allowing an attacker to;cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via an XML file with crafted;identifiers.;;You might need to manually restart programs and services using expat;libraries.|
Two related issues have been discovered
in Expat, a C library for parsing XML.
CVE-2012-6702It was introduced when
was addressed. Stefan Srensen discovered that the use of the function
XML_Parse() seeds the random number generator generating repeated outputs
for rand() calls.
CVE-2016-5300It is the product of an incomplete solution for
The parser poorly seeds the random number generator allowing an attacker to
cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via an XML file with crafted
You might need to manually restart programs and services using expat
expat on Debian Linux
For the stable distribution (jessie),
these problems have been fixed in version 2.1.0-6+deb8u3.
For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your expat packages.
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2012-0876|
BugTraq ID: 52379
Debian Security Information: DSA-2525 (Google Search)
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2012:0731
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2016:0062
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2016:2957
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2012-6702
BugTraq ID: 91483
Debian Security Information: DSA-3597 (Google Search)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2016-5300
BugTraq ID: 91159
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