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LIN5-16306 : Security Advisory - Expat - CVE-2009-3720

Created: Nov 17, 2009    Updated: Dec 19, 2017
Resolved Date: May 9, 2014
Previous ID: LIN2-18500
Found In Version: 5.0
Fix Version:
Severity: Severe
Applicable for: Wind River Linux 5
Component/s: Userspace


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.

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