Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : xerces-j2 (MDVSA-2011:108)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 55111
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.