openSUSE Security Update : xerces-c (openSUSE-2016-833)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

xerces-c was updated to fix one security issue.

This security issue was fixed :

- CVE-2016-2099: Use-after-free vulnerability in
validators/DTD/DTDScanner.cpp in Apache Xerces C++. It
did not properly handle exceptions raised in the
XMLReader class, which allowed context-dependent
attackers to have unspecified impact via an invalid
character in an XML document (bsc#979208).

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected xerces-c packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 91953 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-2099

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