Security update for perl-XML-Twig

SUSE Security Update: Security update for perl-XML-Twig
Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2020:2173-1
Rating: moderate
References: #1008644
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5

An update that fixes one vulnerability is now available.


This update for perl-XML-Twig fixes the following issues:

  • Security fix [bsc#1008644, CVE-2016-9180] * Added: the no_xxe option to XML::Twig::new, which causes the parse to fail if external entities are used (to prevent malicious XML to access the filesystem). * Setting expand_external_ents to 0 or -1 currently doesn't work as expected; To completely turn off expanding external entities use no_xxe. * Update documentation for XML::Twig to mention problems with expand_external_ents and add information about new no_xxe argument

Patch Instructions:

To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or "zypper patch".
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5:
    zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP5-2020-2173=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5 (noarch):
    • perl-XML-Twig-3.44-5.3.1