GLSA-201612-46 : Xerces-C++: Multiple vulnerabilities

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 96126


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201612-46 (Xerces-C++: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Xerces-C++. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to process a specially crafted file, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, or a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Xerces-C++ users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/xerces-c-3.1.4-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 96126

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201612-46.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/12/27

Modified: 2016/12/27

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:gentoo:linux:xerces-c, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0729, CVE-2016-2099

GLSA: 201612-46