SUSE-SU-2020:2173-1: moderate: Security update for perl-XML-Twig

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Fri Aug 7 13:14:13 MDT 2020

   SUSE Security Update: Security update for perl-XML-Twig

Announcement ID:    SUSE-SU-2020:2173-1
Rating:             moderate
References:         #1008644 
Cross-References:   CVE-2016-9180
Affected Products:
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5

   An update that fixes one vulnerability is now available.


   This update for perl-XML-Twig fixes the following issues:

   - Security fix [bsc#1008644, CVE-2016-9180]
     * Added: the no_xxe option to XML::Twig::new, which causes the parse to
       fail if external entities are used (to prevent malicious XML to access
       the filesystem).
     * Setting expand_external_ents to 0 or -1 currently doesn't work as
       expected; To completely turn off expanding external entities use
     * Update documentation for XML::Twig to mention problems with
       expand_external_ents and add information about new no_xxe argument

Patch Instructions:

   To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods
   like YaST online_update or "zypper patch".

   Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5:

      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP5-2020-2173=1

Package List:

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5 (noarch):



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