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CVE Reference: CVE-2009-3720

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Original Page at CVE MITRE:
CVE-2009-3720

Description:
The updatePosition function in lib/xmltok_impl.c in libexpat in Expat 2.0.1, as used in Python, PyXML, w3c-libwww, and other software, allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via an XML document with crafted UTF-8 sequences that trigger a buffer over-read, a different vulnerability than CVE-2009-2625.

CVE Status:
Candidate

References:

UBUNTU
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-890-6
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-890-1

SUSE
  http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2010-08/msg00001.html
  http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2010-05/msg00001.html
  http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2010-06/msg00001.html
  http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2010-05/msg00002.html
  http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-11/msg00004.html

SUNALERT
  http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-273630-1

ST
  1023160

SLACKWARE
  http://slackware.com/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2011&m=slackware-security.486026

SAID
  Secunia Advisory: SA38832
  Secunia Advisory: SA38794
  Secunia Advisory: SA38231
  Secunia Advisory: SA37537
  Secunia Advisory: SA37925
  Secunia Advisory: SA37324
  Secunia Advisory: SA38834
  Secunia Advisory: SA39478
  Secunia Advisory: SA38050
  Secunia Advisory: SA41701
  Secunia Advisory: SA43300
  Secunia Advisory: SA42326
  Secunia Advisory: SA42338

REDHAT
  http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0002.html
  http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2011-0896.html

OVAL
  http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12719
  http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7112
  http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11019

MLIST
  http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2010/000082.html
  http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/10/28/3
  http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/10/22/5
  http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/10/23/6
  http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/10/26/3
  http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/10/22/9
  http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/09/06/1
  http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/10/23/2
  http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/08/26/3
  http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/08/27/6
  http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/08/26/4
  http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/08/21/2
  http://mail.python.org/pipermail/expat-bugs/2009-January/002781.html

MISC
  http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1990430&group_id=10127&atid=110127

MANDRIVA
  http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:219
  http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:218
  http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:220
  http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:217
  http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:216
  http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:215
  http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:212
  http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:211

FEDORA
  http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2010-November/051405.html
  http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2010-November/051442.html
  http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2010-November/051228.html
  http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2010-November/051247.html
  http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2010-November/051367.html

CONFIRM
  http://svn.python.org/view?view=rev&revision=74429
  http://expat.cvs.sourceforge.net/viewvc/expat/expat/lib/xmltok_impl.c?view=log
  http://expat.cvs.sourceforge.net/viewvc/expat/expat/lib/xmltok_impl.c?r1=1.13&r2=1.15&view=patch


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