RHEL 7 : xerces-c (RHSA-2015:1193)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

An updated xerces-c package that fixes one security issue is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 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.

Xerces-C is a validating XML parser written in a portable subset of
C++.

A flaw was found in the way the Xerces-C XML parser processed certain
XML documents. A remote attacker could provide specially crafted XML
input that, when parsed by an application using Xerces-C, would cause
that application to crash. (CVE-2015-0252)

All xerces-c users are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2015-0252.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-1193.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

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: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 84465 ()

Bugtraq ID: 73252

CVE ID: CVE-2015-0252

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