RHSA-2020:4846 - Security Advisory
Security Advisory: Moderate
Red Hat Insights patch analysis
Identify and remediate systems affected by this advisory.
An update for mingw-expat is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.
Expat is a C library for parsing XML documents. The mingw-expat packages provide a port of the Expat library for MinGW.
- expat: large number of colons in input makes parser consume high amount of resources, leading to DoS (CVE-2018-20843)
For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, acknowledgments, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.
For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.3 Release Notes linked from the References section.
For details on how to apply this update, which includes the changes described in this advisory, refer to:
- Red Hat CodeReady Linux Builder for x86_64 8 x86_64
- BZ - 1723723 - CVE-2018-20843 expat: large number of colons in input makes parser consume high amount of resources, leading to DoS
Red Hat CodeReady Linux Builder for x86_64 8