GLSA-201612-46 : Xerces-C++: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201612-46
(Xerces-C++: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Xerces-C++. Please
review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to process a specially crafted
file, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with
the privileges of the process, or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201612-46

Solution :

All Xerces-C++ users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/xerces-c-3.1.4-r1'

Risk factor :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 96126 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-0729
CVE-2016-2099

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