Scientific Linux Security Update : xerces-j2 on SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20140929)

high Nessus Plugin ID 77981
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VPR Score: 3.5

Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?ca3c8199

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 77981

File Name: sl_20140929_xerces_j2_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/30/2014

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 3.5

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:xerces-j2, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:xerces-j2-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:xerces-j2-demo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:xerces-j2-javadoc-apis, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:xerces-j2-javadoc-impl, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:xerces-j2-javadoc-other, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:xerces-j2-javadoc-xni, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:xerces-j2-scripts, 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: 9/29/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/23/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4002