Scientific Linux Security Update : xerces-j2 on SL6.x i386/x86_64
High Nessus Plugin ID 77981
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA resource consumption issue was found in the way Xerces-J handled XML declarations. A remote attacker could use an XML document with a specially crafted declaration using a long pseudo-attribute name that, when parsed by an application using Xerces-J, would cause that application to use an excessive amount of CPU. (CVE-2013-4002)
Applications using the Xerces-J must be restarted for this update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.