openSUSE Security Update : xerces-c (openSUSE-2016-1046)

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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++ 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).

- CVE-2016-4463: Apache Xerces-C XML Parser crashed on
malformed DTD (bnc#985860). This update was imported
from the SUSE:SLE-12:Update update project.

See also :

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=979208
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=985860

Solution :

Update the affected xerces-c packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 93336 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-2099
CVE-2016-4463

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