USN-2983-1: Expat vulnerability
18 May 2016
Expat could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.
- expat - XML parsing C library
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)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
After a standard system upgrade you need to restart any applications linked
against Expat to effect the necessary changes.