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 :

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)

Applications using the Xerces-J must be restarted for this update to
take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?323e659a

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)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 77981 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4002

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