EulerOS 2.0 SP3 : xerces-c (EulerOS-SA-2018-1160)

High Nessus Plugin ID 110736


The remote EulerOS host is missing multiple security updates.


According to the versions of the xerces-c package installed, the EulerOS installation on the remote host is affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- Xerces-C is a validating XML parser written in a portable subset of C++. Xerces-C makes it easy to give your application the ability to read and write XML data. A shared library is provided for parsing, generating, manipulating, and validating XML documents.
Xerces-C is faithful to the XML 1.0 recommendation and associated standards: XML 1.0 (Third Edition), XML 1.1 (First Edition), DOM Level 1, 2, 3 Core, DOM Level 2.0 Traversal and Range,DOM Level 3.0 Load and Save, SAX 1.0 and SAX 2.0, Namespaces in XML, Namespaces in XML 1.1, XML Schema, XML Inclusions).

- Security fix(es):

- In Apache Xerces-C XML Parser library before 3.2.1, processing of external DTD paths can result in a null pointer dereference under certain conditions.(CVE-2017-12627)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the EulerOS security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected xerces-c packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 110736

File Name: EulerOS_SA-2018-1160.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Published: 2018/06/28

Modified: 2018/11/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:xerces-c, cpe:/o:huawei:euleros:2.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/EulerOS/release, Host/EulerOS/rpm-list, Host/EulerOS/sp

Excluded KB Items: Host/EulerOS/uvp_version

Patch Publication Date: 2018/06/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-12627