Scientific Linux Security Update : xerces-j2 on SL5.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60699
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionCVE-2009-2625 OpenJDK: XML parsing Denial-Of-Service (6845701)
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)
Applications using the Apache Xerces2 Java Parser must be restarted for this update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.