This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.
CWE-310 - Cryptographic Issues
Exploit availability: NoDescription
The vulnerability allows a remote non-authenticated attacker to manipulate data.
Expat, when used in a parser that has not called XML_SetHashSalt or passed it a seed of 0, makes it easier for context-dependent attackers to defeat cryptographic protection mechanisms via vectors involving use of the srand function.Mitigation
Install update from vendor's website.Vulnerable software versions
expat: 2.0.0 - 2.1.1
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?