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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2016-5300: Expat: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2016-5300: Expat: Multiple vulnerabilities

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
06/16/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/30/2017
Modified
10/30/2017

Description

The XML parser in Expat does not use sufficient entropy for hash initialization, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via crafted identifiers in an XML document. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2012-0876.

Solution(s)

  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-dev-libs-expat

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