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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
expat security update
1 July 2019
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux 8
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2018-20843
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Package : expat
Version : 2.1.0-6+deb8u5
CVE ID : CVE-2018-20843
Debian Bug : 931031
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
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
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