Debian: DSA-3199-1: xerces-c security update

    Date20 Mar 2015
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Anton Rager and Jonathan Brossard from the Salesforce.com Product Security Team and Ben Laurie of Google discovered a denial of service vulnerability in xerces-c, a validating XML parser library for C++. The parser mishandles certain kinds of malformed input documents, resulting
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3199-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                      Salvatore Bonaccorso
    March 20, 2015                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : xerces-c
    CVE ID         : CVE-2015-0252
    Debian Bug     : 780827
    
    Anton Rager and Jonathan Brossard from the Salesforce.com Product
    Security Team and Ben Laurie of Google discovered a denial of service
    vulnerability in xerces-c, a validating XML parser library for C++. The
    parser mishandles certain kinds of malformed input documents, resulting
    in a segmentation fault during a parse operation. An unauthenticated
    attacker could use this flaw to cause an application using the
    xerces-c library to crash.
    
    For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
    version 3.1.1-3+deb7u1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your xerces-c packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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