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Debian Security Advisory DSA 3579-1 (xerces-c - security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

10.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

6 years ago

Modified

Modified

8 months ago

Summary

Gustavo Grieco discovered an use-after-free vulnerability in xerces-c, a validating XML parser library for C++, due to not properly handling invalid characters in XML input documents in the DTDScanner.

Affected Software

Affected Software

xerces-c on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 3.1.1-5.1+deb8u2. For the testing distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 3.1.3+debian-2. For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 3.1.3+debian-2. We recommend that you upgrade your xerces-c packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)