RHEL 7 : xerces-c (RHSA-2018:3514)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 118793

Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

An update for xerces-c is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Extended Update Support.

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.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3514

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-4463

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 118793

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2018-3514.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/11/07

Modified: 2018/11/10

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:redhat:enterprise_linux:xerces-c, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xerces-c-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xerces-c-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xerces-c-doc, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/11/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-4463

RHSA: 2018:3514