RHEL 7 : xerces-c (RHSA-2015:1193)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 84465
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionAn updated xerces-c package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.
Xerces-C is a validating XML parser written in a portable subset of C++.
A flaw was found in the way the Xerces-C XML parser processed certain XML documents. A remote attacker could provide specially crafted XML input that, when parsed by an application using Xerces-C, would cause that application to crash. (CVE-2015-0252)
All xerces-c users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.