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Alma Linux: CVE-2018-20843: Moderate: mingw-expat security update (ALSA-2020-4846)

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Alma Linux: CVE-2018-20843: Moderate: mingw-expat security update (ALSA-2020-4846)

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
06/24/2019
Created
05/05/2022
Added
05/04/2022
Modified
05/13/2022

Description

In libexpat in Expat before 2.2.7, XML input including XML names that contain a large number of colons could make the XML parser consume a high amount of RAM and CPU resources while processing (enough to be usable for denial-of-service attacks).

Solution(s)

  • alma-upgrade-mingw32-expat
  • alma-upgrade-mingw64-expat

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