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

Date 29 Jun 2016
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Posted By LinuxSecurity 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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