RHEL 5 / 6 : xalan-j2 (RHSA-2014:0348)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated xalan-j2 packages that fix one security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
Important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System
(CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is
available from the CVE link in the References section.

Xalan-Java is an XSLT processor for transforming XML documents into
HTML, text, or other XML document types.

It was found that the secure processing feature of Xalan-Java had
insufficient restrictions defined for certain properties and features.
A remote attacker able to provide Extensible Stylesheet Language
Transformations (XSLT) content to be processed by an application using
Xalan-Java could use this flaw to bypass the intended constraints of
the secure processing feature. Depending on the components available
in the classpath, this could lead to arbitrary remote code execution
in the context of the application server running the application that
uses Xalan-Java. (CVE-2014-0107)

All xalan-j2 users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2014-0107.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0348.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73295 ()

Bugtraq ID: 66397

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0107