Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1839-1 expat -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
29 Jun 2019
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 931031.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-20843.
More information:

It was discovered that Expat, an XML parsing C library, did not properly handle XML input including XML names that contain a large number of colons, potentially resulting in denial of service.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 2.1.0-6+deb8u5.

We recommend that you upgrade your expat packages.

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