Alpaquita Linux
Security Advisory

CVE-2013-0340

Published: January 21, 2014Last modified: November 10, 2023

Description

expat 2.1.0 and earlier does not properly handle entities expansion unless an application developer uses the XML_SetEntityDeclHandler function, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (resource consumption), send HTTP requests to intranet servers, or read arbitrary files via a crafted XML document, aka an XML External Entity (XXE) issue. NOTE: it could be argued that because expat already provides the ability to disable external entity expansion, the responsibility for resolving this issue lies with application developers; according to this argument, this entry should be REJECTed, and each affected application would need its own CVE.

Status

ProductReleasePackageStatus
Alpaquita Linux23 LTSexpatNot affected (2.5.0-r0)
StreamexpatNot affected (2.5.0-r2)

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