Advisories ยป MGASA-2015-0136

Updated xerces-c packages fix security vulnerabilities

Publication date: 09 Apr 2015
Type: security
Affected Mageia releases : 4
CVE: CVE-2015-0252


Updated xerces-c packages fix security vulnerability:

Anton Rager and Jonathan Brossard from the Product Security
Team and Ben Laurie of Google discovered a denial of service vulnerability in
xerces-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 (CVE-2015-0252).