Oracle Linux 7 : xerces-c (ELSA-2016-0430)
High Nessus Plugin ID 89859
SynopsisThe remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionFrom Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:0430 :
Updated xerces-c packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important 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++.
It was discovered that the Xerces-C XML parser did not properly process certain XML input. By providing specially crafted XML data to an application using Xerces-C for XML processing, a remote attacker could exploit this flaw to cause an application crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the application.
Red Hat would like to thank Gustavo Grieco for reporting this issue.
All xerces-c users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing the update, all applications using Xerces-C must be restarted for the update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected xerces-c packages.