SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : xerces-c (SUSE-SU-2016:1026-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 90535


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update for xerces-c fixes the following security issue :

- CVE-2016-0729: Fixed mishandling certain kinds of malformed input documents, that resulted in buffer overlows during processing and error reporting. The overflows can manifest as a segmentation fault or as memory corruption during a parse operation. (bsc#966822)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-WE-12-2016-606=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP1 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP1-2016-606=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2016-606=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2016-606=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2016-606=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 90535

File Name: suse_SU-2016-1026-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/04/15

Modified: 2016/12/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


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:novell:suse_linux:libxerces-c, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libxerces-c-3_1, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libxerces-c-3_1-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xerces-c-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xerces-c-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/04/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0729

OSVDB: 134967, 136339, 136989, 136990, 136991, 136992, 136993, 136995