Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : xerces-j2 (MDVSA-2014:193)

High Nessus Plugin ID 78019


The remote Mandriva 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).


Update the affected xerces-j2, xerces-j2-demo and / or xerces-j2-javadoc packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 78019

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-193.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/10/02

Modified: 2014/10/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xerces-j2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xerces-j2-demo, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:xerces-j2-javadoc, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/10/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4002

BID: 61310

MDVSA: 2014:193