Debian: DSA-3579-1: xerces-c security update

    Date16 May 2016
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    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.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3579-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                     Salvatore Bonaccorso
    May 16, 2016                          https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : xerces-c
    CVE ID         : CVE-2016-2099
    Debian Bug     : 823863
    
    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.
    
    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.
    
    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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