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Category:   Application (Security)  >   Tenable Nessus Vendors:   Deraison, Renaud et al, Tenable Network Security
Tenable Nessus Buffer Overflow in Expat Library Lets Remote Authenticated Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036415
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1036415
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-0718   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 21 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 6.0.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, 6.1.0, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.2.0, 6.2.1, 6.3.0, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3, 6.3.4, 6.3.5, 6.3.6, 6.3.7, 6.4.0, 6.4.1, 6.4.2, 6.4.3, 6.5.0, 6.5.1, 6.5.2, 6.5.3, 6.5.4, 6.5.5, 6.5.6, 6.6.0, 6.6.1, 6.6.2, 6.7.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Tenable Nessus. A remote authenticated user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote authenticated user can send specially crafted data to trigger a buffer overflow in the Expat XML parser library and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (6.8).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.tenable.com/security/tns-2016-11

Vendor URL:  www.tenable.com/security/tns-2016-11 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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