SUSE SLED12 Security Update : Xerces-C (SUSE-SU-2015:0597-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 83706


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


The Xerces-C XML parsing library was updated to fix mishandling certain kinds of malformed input documents, that could have resulted in a segmentation faults during a parse operation, leading to denial of service or potential code execution. (bnc#920810,CVE-2015-0252)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-WE-12-2015-144=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2015-144=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 83706

File Name: suse_SU-2015-0597-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/20

Modified: 2016/04/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libxerces-c, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libxerces-c-3_1, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libxerces-c-3_1-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xerces-c-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xerces-c-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/03/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0252

BID: 73252

OSVDB: 119811