FreeBSD : xerces-c2 -- Attribute blowup denial-of-service (76301302-1d59-11d9-814e-0001020eed82)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

Amit Klein reports about Xerces-C++ :

An attacker can craft a malicious XML document, which uses XML
attributes in a way that inflicts a denial of service condition on the
target machine (XML parser). The result of this attack is that the XML
parser consumes all the CPU.

See also :

http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=109674050017645
http://www.nessus.org/u?86ed0fd6

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37183 (freebsd_pkg_763013021d5911d9814e0001020eed82.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 11312

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1575

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