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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2019-15903: Security patch for expat ((Multiple Advisories))

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2019-15903: Security patch for expat ((Multiple Advisories))

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
09/04/2019
Created
12/22/2020
Added
12/19/2020
Modified
01/15/2021

Description

In libexpat before 2.2.8, crafted XML input could fool the parser into changing from DTD parsing to document parsing too early; a consecutive call to XML_GetCurrentLineNumber (or XML_GetCurrentColumnNumber) then resulted in a heap-based buffer over-read.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-expat

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