Scientific Linux Security Update : xerces-j2 on SL6.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61068

Synopsis

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

Description

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

http://www.nessus.org/u?3d46549e

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61068

File Name: sl_20110608_xerces_j2_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Updated: 2018/12/31

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: 2011/06/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2625

CWE: 264