Debian: DSA-3610-1: xerces-c security update

    Date29 Jun 2016
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Brandon Perry discovered that xerces-c, a validating XML parser library for C++, fails to successfully parse a DTD that is deeply nested, causing a stack overflow. A remote unauthenticated attacker can take advantage of this flaw to cause a denial of service against applications
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3610-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                     Salvatore Bonaccorso
    June 29, 2016                         https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : xerces-c
    CVE ID         : CVE-2016-4463
    Debian Bug     : 828990
    
    Brandon Perry discovered that xerces-c, a validating XML parser library
    for C++, fails to successfully parse a DTD that is deeply nested,
    causing a stack overflow. A remote unauthenticated attacker can take
    advantage of this flaw to cause a denial of service against applications
    using the xerces-c library.
    
    Additionally this update includes an enhancement to enable applications
    to fully disable DTD processing through the use of an environment
    variable (XERCES_DISABLE_DTD).
    
    For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
    version 3.1.1-5.1+deb8u3.
    
    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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