Debian Security Advisory
DSA-4472-1 expat -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 28 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 handled XML input including XML names that contain a large number of colons, potentially resulting in denial of service.
For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 2.2.0-2+deb9u2.
We recommend that you upgrade your expat packages.
For the detailed security status of expat please refer to its security tracker page at: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/expat