FreeBSD : xerces-c3 -- Parser Crashes on Malformed Input (a7f2e9c6-de20-11e5-8458-6cc21735f730)

High Nessus Plugin ID 89015


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


The Apache Software Foundation reports :

The Xerces-C XML parser mishandles certain kinds of malformed input documents, resulting in buffer overflows during processing and error reporting. The overflows can manifest as a segmentation fault or as memory corruption during a parse operation. The bugs allow for a denial of service attack in many applications by an unauthenticated attacker, and could conceivably result in remote code execution.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 89015

File Name: freebsd_pkg_a7f2e9c6de2011e584586cc21735f730.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/02/29

Modified: 2017/07/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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


Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:xerces-c3, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2016/02/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/02/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0729