Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : xerces-c (MDVSA-2009:223-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 40812


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


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in xerces-c :

Stack consumption vulnerability in validators/DTD/DTDScanner.cpp in Apache Xerces C++ 2.7.0 and 2.8.0 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via vectors involving nested parentheses and invalid byte values in simply nested DTD structures, as demonstrated by the Codenomicon XML fuzzing framework (CVE-2009-1885).

This update provides a solution to this vulnerability.

Update :

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 40812

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-223.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/08/31

Modified: 2015/03/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xerces-c0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64xerces-c0-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxerces-c0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libxerces-c0-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xerces-c-doc, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/12/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1885

BID: 35986

MDVSA: 2009:223-1

CWE: 119