openSUSE Security Update : xerces-c (openSUSE-2016-833)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 91953


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


xerces-c was updated to fix one security issue.

This security issue was fixed :

- CVE-2016-2099: Use-after-free vulnerability in validators/DTD/DTDScanner.cpp in Apache Xerces C++. It did not properly handle exceptions raised in the XMLReader class, which allowed context-dependent attackers to have unspecified impact via an invalid character in an XML document (bsc#979208).


Update the affected xerces-c packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 91953

File Name: openSUSE-2016-833.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/07/06

Modified: 2016/10/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A: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: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:13.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/07/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2099