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.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS