USN-890-6: CMake vulnerabilities

15 April 2010

cmake vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 9.04
  • Ubuntu 8.10
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

Software Description

  • cmake

Details

USN-890-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Expat. This update provides the corresponding updates for CMake.

Original advisory details:

Jukka Taimisto, Tero Rontti and Rauli Kaksonen discovered that Expat did not properly process malformed XML. If a user or application linked against Expat were tricked into opening a crafted XML file, an attacker could cause a denial of service via application crash. (CVE-2009-2625, CVE-2009-3720)

It was discovered that Expat did not properly process malformed UTF-8 sequences. If a user or application linked against Expat were tricked into opening a crafted XML file, an attacker could cause a denial of service via application crash. (CVE-2009-3560)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 9.04
cmake - 2.6.2-1ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 8.10
cmake - 2.6.0-4ubuntu2.1
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
cmake - 2.4.7-1ubuntu0.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.

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