RHEL 7 : xerces-c (RHSA-2016:0430)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

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
C++.

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.
(CVE-2016-0729)

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 :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-0729.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0430.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 89862 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-0729

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