Important CentOS xerces-c Security Update

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high
7.5
xerces-c-3.1.1-8.el7_2.i686.rpm, xerces-c-3.1.1-8.el7_2.src.rpm, xerces-c-3.1.1-8.el7_2.x86_64.rpm, xerces-c-devel-3.1.1-8.el7_2.i686.rpm, xerces-c-devel-3.1.1-8.el7_2.x86_64.rpm, xerces-c-doc-3.1.1-8.el7_2.noarch.rpm
CVE-2016-0729
rhn.redhat.com, lists.centos.org
2016-03-10
2017-07-27 19:10
CVE-2016-0729 xerces-c
CVE-2016-0729
2017-04-01 19:09
2017-01-05 20:13

Description


Updated xerces-c packages that fix one security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security
impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which
gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the
References section.

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.
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Affected package information

Release Package Patched in
7 xerces-c xerces-c-3.1.1-8.el7_2.i686.rpm
xerces-c xerces-c-3.1.1-8.el7_2.src.rpm
xerces-c xerces-c-3.1.1-8.el7_2.x86_64.rpm
xerces-c-devel xerces-c-devel-3.1.1-8.el7_2.i686.rpm
xerces-c-devel xerces-c-devel-3.1.1-8.el7_2.x86_64.rpm
xerces-c-doc xerces-c-doc-3.1.1-8.el7_2.noarch.rpm