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ESB-2012.0742 - [Debian] expat: Denial of service - Remote with user interaction
Date: 07 August 2012
Original URL: http://auscert.org.au/render.html?cid=1980&it=16167
References: ESB-2012.0552  ESB-2012.1093  

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                               ESB-2012.0742
                           expat security update
                               7 August 2012

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           expat
Publisher:         Debian
Operating System:  Debian GNU/Linux 6
Impact/Access:     Denial of Service -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2012-1148 CVE-2012-0876 

Reference:         ESB-2012.0552

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.debian.org/security/2012/dsa-2525

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2525-1                   security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                        Moritz Muehlenhoff
August 06, 2012                        http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : expat
Vulnerability  : several
Problem type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2012-0876 CVE-2012-1148

It was discovered that Expat, a C library to parse XML, is vulnerable
to denial of service through hash collisions and a memory leak in
pool handling.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.0.1-7+squeeze1.

For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.1.0~beta3-1.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.1.0~beta3-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your expat packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
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