Descriptionreadfilemap.c in expat before 2.1.0 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (file descriptor consumption) via a large number of crafted XML files.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
expat (PTS)jessie (security), jessie2.1.0-6+deb8u4fixed
stretch (security), stretch2.2.0-2+deb9u1fixed
buster, sid2.2.6-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
expatsource(unstable)(not affected)


- expat <not-affected> (readfilemap.c is not used in *IX)

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