openSUSE Security Update : xerces-c (openSUSE-2016-499)

High Nessus Plugin ID 90665


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


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)

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12:Update update project.


Update the affected xerces-c packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 90665

File Name: openSUSE-2016-499.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/04/22

Modified: 2016/10/13

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:novell:opensuse:libxerces-c-3_1, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxerces-c-3_1-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxerces-c-3_1-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxerces-c-3_1-debuginfo-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libxerces-c-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xerces-c, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xerces-c-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xerces-c-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/04/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0729