SUSE SLED12 Security Update : Xerces-C (SUSE-SU-2015:0597-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

The Xerces-C XML parsing library was updated to fix mishandling
certain kinds of malformed input documents, that could have resulted
in a segmentation faults during a parse operation, leading to denial
of service or potential code execution. (bnc#920810,CVE-2015-0252)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-0252.html
https://bugzilla.suse.com/920810
http://www.nessus.org/u?7bc9eb9b

Solution :

To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-WE-12-2015-144=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2015-144=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

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:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 83706 ()

Bugtraq ID: 73252

CVE ID: CVE-2015-0252

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