RHEL 6 : xerces-j2 (RHSA-2011:0858)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 55012
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Synopsis

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

Description

Updated xerces-j2 packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

The xerces-j2 packages provide the Apache Xerces2 Java Parser, a high-performance XML parser. A Document Type Definition (DTD) defines the legal syntax (and also which elements can be used) for certain types of files, such as XML files.

A flaw was found in the way the Apache Xerces2 Java Parser processed the SYSTEM identifier in DTDs. A remote attacker could provide a specially crafted XML file, which once parsed by an application using the Apache Xerces2 Java Parser, would lead to a denial of service (application hang due to excessive CPU use). (CVE-2009-2625)

Users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. Applications using the Apache Xerces2 Java Parser must be restarted for this update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2009-2625

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011:0858

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 55012

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2011-0858.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/9/2011

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xerces-j2, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xerces-j2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xerces-j2-demo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xerces-j2-javadoc-apis, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xerces-j2-javadoc-impl, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xerces-j2-javadoc-other, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xerces-j2-javadoc-xni, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xerces-j2-scripts, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/8/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/6/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2625

BID: 35958

RHSA: 2011:0858

CWE: 264