openSUSE Security Update : xerces-c (openSUSE-2016-429)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update for xerces-c fixes the following security issues :

- CVE-2016-0729: Fix for mishandling certain kinds of
malformed input documents, resulting in buffer overlows
during processing and error reporting. The overflows can
manifest as a segmentation fault or as memory corruption
during a parse operation. (boo#966822)

- CVE-2015-0252: Fix for mishandling certain kinds of
malformed input documents, resulting in a segmentation
fault during a parse operation (boo#920810)

See also :

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=920810
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=966822

Solution :

Update the affected xerces-c packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 90418 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-0252
CVE-2016-0729

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