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

High Nessus Plugin ID 77981


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


A 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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 77981

File Name: sl_20140929_xerces_j2_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/09/30

Modified: 2014/09/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.1

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

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: 2014/09/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4002