Debian Security Advisory

DSA-4472-1 expat -- security update

Date Reported:
28 Jun 2019
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 931031.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-20843.
More information:

It was discovered that Expat, an XML parsing C library, did not properly handled XML input including XML names that contain a large number of colons, potentially resulting in denial of service.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 2.2.0-2+deb9u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your expat packages.

For the detailed security status of expat please refer to its security tracker page at: