Debian Security Advisory
DSA-3199-1 xerces-c -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 20 Mar 2015
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 780827.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2015-0252.
- More information:
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 version 3.1.1-3+deb7u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your xerces-c packages.