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Debian Security Advisory 2525-1

Debian Security Advisory 2525-1
Posted Aug 7, 2012
Authored by Debian | Site debian.org

Debian Linux Security Advisory 2525-1 - 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.

tags | advisory, denial of service, memory leak
systems | linux, debian
advisories | CVE-2012-0876, CVE-2012-1148
SHA-256 | 848c3eb00844f54221e2042582ec3fba9c8596a608dd661ee1ed3f8fdc13fcb6

Debian Security Advisory 2525-1

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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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