Scientific Linux Security Update : xerces-c on SL7.x x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 89864


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


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.

After installing the update, all applications using Xerces-C must be restarted for the update to take effect.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 89864

File Name: sl_20160310_xerces_c_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/03/11

Modified: 2016/10/19

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: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/03/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0729