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
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/
Mailing list: [email protected]
Debian Security Advisory DSA-3199-1 [email protected]
https://www.debian.org/security/ Salvatore Bonaccorso
March 20, 2015 https://www.debian.org/security/faq