RHEL 6 / 7 : xerces-j2 (RHSA-2014:1319)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated xerces-j2 packages that fix one security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate
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.

Apache Xerces for Java (Xerces-J) is a high performance, standards
compliant, validating XML parser written in Java. The xerces-j2
packages provide Xerces-J version 2.

A resource consumption issue was found in the way Xerces-J handled XML
declarations. A remote attacker could use an XML document with a
specially crafted declaration using a long pseudo-attribute name that,
when parsed by an application using Xerces-J, would cause that
application to use an excessive amount of CPU. (CVE-2013-4002)

All xerces-j2 users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. Applications
using the Xerces-J must be restarted for this update to take effect.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-4002.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1319.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 77979 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4002

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