SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : xerces-c (SUSE-SU-2016:2154-1)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 93308
SynopsisThe remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.
Descriptionxerces-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++ 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).
- CVE-2016-4463: Apache Xerces-C XML Parser crashed on malformed DTD (bnc#985860).
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.
SolutionTo install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP1-2016-1271=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2016-1271=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2016-1271=1
To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.