Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : xerces-j2 (MDVSA-2011:108)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 55111


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


A vulnerability was discovered and corrected in xerces-j2 :

Apache Xerces2 Java, as used in Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) in JDK and JRE 6 before Update 15 and JDK and JRE 5.0 before Update 20, and in other products, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and application hang) via malformed XML input, as demonstrated by the Codenomicon XML fuzzing framework (CVE-2009-2625).

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The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 55111

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2011-108.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Published: 2011/06/14

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xerces-j2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xerces-j2-demo, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xerces-j2-javadoc-apis, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xerces-j2-javadoc-impl, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xerces-j2-javadoc-other, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xerces-j2-javadoc-xni, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xerces-j2-scripts, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.1

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: 2011/06/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2625

BID: 35958

MDVSA: 2011:108

CWE: 264