Oracle Linux 7 : xerces-c (ELSA-2018-3335)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 118784

Synopsis

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2018:3335 :

An update for xerces-c is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

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.

Security Fix(es) :

* xerces-c: Stack overflow when parsing deeply nested DTD (CVE-2016-4463)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 Release Notes linked from the References section.

Solution

Update the affected xerces-c packages.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2018-November/008207.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 118784

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2018-3335.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/11/07

Modified: 2018/11/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:xerces-c, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:xerces-c-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:xerces-c-doc, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/OracleLinux, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2018/11/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-4463

RHSA: 2018:3335