Scientific Linux Security Update : xerces-j2 on SL5.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60699

Synopsis

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

Description

CVE-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.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?384b6523

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60699

File Name: sl_20091130_xerces_j2_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2019/01/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Patch Publication Date: 2009/11/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2625

CWE: 264