RHEL 7 : xerces-c (RHSA-2015:1193)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 84465


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


An 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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 84465

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2015-1193.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/06/30

Modified: 2017/01/06

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:redhat:enterprise_linux:xerces-c, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xerces-c-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xerces-c-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:xerces-c-doc, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.1

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/06/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0252

BID: 73252

OSVDB: 119811

RHSA: 2015:1193