Oracle Linux 7 : xerces-c (ELSA-2016-0430)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:0430 :

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

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important
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

It was discovered that the Xerces-C XML parser did not properly
process certain XML input. By providing specially crafted XML data to
an application using Xerces-C for XML processing, a remote attacker
could exploit this flaw to cause an application crash or, possibly,
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the application.

Red Hat would like to thank Gustavo Grieco for reporting this issue.

All xerces-c users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After
installing the update, all applications using Xerces-C must be
restarted for the update to take effect.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected xerces-c packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 89859 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-0729

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