USN-2983-1 Expat vulnerability


Severity

Medium

Vendor

Expat, Canonical Ubuntu

Versions Affected
  • Canonical Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Description

Gustavo Grieco discovered that Expat incorrectly handled malformed XML data. If a user or application linked against Expat were tricked into opening a crafted XML file, an attacker could cause a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-0718)

Affected Pivotal Products and Versions

Severity is medium unless otherwise noted.

  • All versions of Cloud Foundry cflinuxfs2 prior to v.1.64.0
  • Pivotal Elastic Runtime 1.6.x versions prior to 1.6.27 AND 1.7.x versions prior to 1.7.5
Mitigation

Users of affected versions should apply the following mitigation:

  • The Cloud Foundry project recommends that Cloud Foundry deployments run with cflinuxfs2 v.1.64.0 or later versions
  • Upgrade Pivotal Elastic Runtime 1.6.x versions to 1.6.27 OR 1.7.x versions to 1.7.5
Credit

Gustavo Grieco

References