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[SECURITY] Fedora 11 Update: expat-2.0.1-6.fc11.1



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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2009-10987
2009-11-04 10:56:15
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Name        : expat
Product     : Fedora 11
Version     : 2.0.1
Release     : 6.fc11.1
URL         : http://www.libexpat.org/
Summary     : An XML parser library
Description :
This is expat, the C library for parsing XML, written by James Clark. Expat
is a stream oriented XML parser. This means that you register handlers with
the parser prior to starting the parse. These handlers are called when the
parser discovers the associated structures in the document being parsed. A
start tag is an example of the kind of structures for which you may
register handlers.

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Update Information:

This update fixes a security vulnerability:    A buffer over-read flaw was found
in the way Expat handles malformed UTF-8 sequences when processing XML files. A
specially-crafted XML file could cause applications using Expat to crash while
parsing the file. (CVE-2009-3720)
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ChangeLog:

* Fri Oct 30 2009 Joe Orton <jorton redhat com> - 2.0.1-6.1
- add security fix for CVE-2009-3720
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References:

  [ 1 ] Bug #531697 - CVE-2009-3720 expat: buffer over-read and crash on XML with malformed UTF-8 sequences
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=531697
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This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update expat' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

All packages are signed with the Fedora Project GPG key.  More details on the
GPG keys used by the Fedora Project can be found at
http://fedoraproject.org/keys
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