Scientific Linux Security Update : xerces-j2 on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

The xerces-j2 packages provide the Apache Xerces2 Java Parser, a
high-performance XML parser. A Document Type Definition (DTD) defines
the legal syntax (and also which elements can be used) for certain
types of files, such as XML files.

A flaw was found in the way the Apache Xerces2 Java Parser processed
the SYSTEM identifier in DTDs. A remote attacker could provide a
specially crafted XML file, which once parsed by an application using
the Apache Xerces2 Java Parser, would lead to a denial of service
(application hang due to excessive CPU use). (CVE-2009-2625)

Users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a
backported patch to correct this issue. Applications using the Apache
Xerces2 Java Parser must be restarted for this update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?1f4b1297

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61068 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2625