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Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 22:23:40 -0400
From: Michael Gilbert <>
Cc: "Steven M. Christey" <>, CERT-FI Vulnerability
 Co-ordination <>
Subject: Re: Re: Regarding expat bug 1990430

On Thu, 22 Oct 2009 16:04:37 +0200 Marc Schoenefeld wrote:

> Jan Lieskovsky wrote:
> > Hello Steve, vendors,
> >
> > [...]
> >
> >    a, Does Apache Xerces2 Java contain embedded copy ot the expat
> > library (i.e. it's
> >       completely the same issue as in expat, w3c-libwww, PyXML and
> > others) - Marc
> >       could you help to reply this question?
> >
> Hi,
> the upstream patch for CVE-2009-2625 for xerces-j2 is  java-only [1] and
> unrelated to fixes in other native C parsing libraries.


mandriva and gentoo used CVE-2009-2625 as their reference CVE for the
expat fixes.  debian is also currently tracking the issue with this
CVE for the time being.  however, we have not yet released fixed


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