Debian Security Advisory
DSA-3579-1 xerces-c -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 16 May 2016
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 823863.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-2099.
- More information:
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.