USN-3010-1: Expat vulnerabilities
20 June 2016
Several security issues were fixed in Expat.
- expat - XML parsing C library
It was discovered that Expat unexpectedly called srand in certain
circumstances. This could reduce the security of calling applications.
It was discovered that Expat incorrectly handled seeding the random number
generator. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a
denial of service. (CVE-2016-5300)
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.
- USN-3013-1: xmlrpc-c, libxmlrpc-c++4, libxmlrpc-core-c3