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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200903-19
(Xerces-C++: Denial of Service)
Frank Rast reported that the XML parser in Xerces-C++ does not
correctly handle an XML schema definition with a large maxOccurs value,
which triggers excessive memory consumption during the validation of an
A remote attacker could entice a user or automated system to validate
an XML file using a specially crafted XML schema file, leading to a
Denial of Service (stack consumption and crash).
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Xerces-C++ users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/xerces-c-3.0.0-r1'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 35817 (gentoo_GLSA-200903-19.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2008-4482
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