Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : xerces-c (MDVSA-2009:223-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A vulnerability has been found and corrected in xerces-c :

Stack consumption vulnerability in validators/DTD/DTDScanner.cpp in
Apache Xerces C++ 2.7.0 and 2.8.0 allows context-dependent attackers
to cause a denial of service (application crash) via vectors involving
nested parentheses and invalid byte values in simply nested DTD
structures, as demonstrated by the Codenomicon XML fuzzing framework

This update provides a solution to this vulnerability.

Update :

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 40812 (mandriva_MDVSA-2009-223.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 35986

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1885

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