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CentOS Update for xerces-c CESA-2016:0430 centos7

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

CentOS Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.5

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

6 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

Check the version of xerces-c

Insight

Insight

Xerces-C is a validating XML parser written in a portable subset of C++. It was discovered that the Xerces-C XML parser did not properly process certain XML input. By providing specially crafted XML data to an application using Xerces-C for XML processing, a remote attacker could exploit this flaw to cause an application crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the application. (CVE-2016-0729) Red Hat would like to thank Gustavo Grieco for reporting this issue. All xerces-c users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing the update, all applications using Xerces-C must be restarted for the update to take effect.

Affected Software

Affected Software

xerces-c on CentOS 7

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

Please Install the Updated Packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)