Upstream information

CVE-2016-4472 at MITRE

Description

The overflow protection in Expat is removed by compilers with certain optimization settings, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted XML data. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2015-1283 and CVE-2015-2716.

SUSE information

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 6.82 6.82
Vector AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network Network
Access Complexity Medium Medium
Authentication None None
Confidentiality Impact Partial Partial
Integrity Impact Partial Partial
Availability Impact Partial Partial
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 8.1
Vector AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
Privileges Required None
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High

Note from the SUSE Security Team

The previous updates of expat tracked under CVE-2015-1283 already contained the improved code.

SUSE Bugzilla entries: 1034050 [NEW], 980391 [RESOLVED / FIXED], 983985 [CONFIRMED]

No SUSE Security Announcements cross referenced.

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
openSUSE Tumbleweed
  • expat >= 2.2.0-3.1
  • libexpat-devel >= 2.2.0-3.1
  • libexpat-devel-32bit >= 2.2.0-3.1
  • libexpat1 >= 2.2.0-3.1
  • libexpat1-32bit >= 2.2.0-3.1
Patchnames:
openSUSE Tumbleweed GA expat


List of planned updates

The following information is the current evaluation information for this security issue. It might neither be accurate nor complete, Use at own risk.
Product(s) Source package
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 GA
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 11 SP4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 12 GA
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP4 LTSS
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 LTSS
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 LTSS
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 GA
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 11 SP3
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 11 SP4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12 GA
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 12 SP1
  • SUSE Studio Onsite 1.3
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