Scientific Linux Security Update : xalan-j2 on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 73296


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


It was found that the secure processing feature of Xalan-Java had insufficient restrictions defined for certain properties and features.
A remote attacker able to provide Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT) content to be processed by an application using Xalan-Java could use this flaw to bypass the intended constraints of the secure processing feature. Depending on the components available in the classpath, this could lead to arbitrary remote code execution in the context of the application server running the application that uses Xalan- Java. (CVE-2014-0107)


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 73296

File Name: sl_20140401_xalan_j2_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/04/02

Modified: 2014/04/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

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

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2014/04/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0107