Rapid7 Vulnerability & Exploit Database

ELSA-2012-0731 Moderate: Oracle Linux expat security update

Back to Search

ELSA-2012-0731 Moderate: Oracle Linux expat security update

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
11/03/2009
Created
07/25/2018
Added
07/17/2012
Modified
04/11/2019

Description

Memory leak in the poolGrow function in expat/lib/xmlparse.c in expat before 2.1.0 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a large number of crafted XML files that cause improperly-handled reallocation failures when expanding entities.

Solution(s)

  • oracle-linux-upgrade-expat
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-expat-devel

With Rapid7 live dashboards, I have a clear view of all the assets on my network, which ones can be exploited, and what I need to do in order to reduce the risk in my environment in real-time. No other tool gives us that kind of value and insight.

– Scott Cheney, Manager of Information Security, Sierra View Medical Center

;