Scientific Linux Security Update : xerces-c on SL7.x x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

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)

After installing the update, all applications using Xerces-C must be
restarted for the update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?c1e9936e

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)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 89864 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-0729

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