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[ASA-201803-23] xerces-c: arbitrary code execution

2018-03-2500:00:00
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Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-201803-23

Severity: High
Date : 2018-03-25
CVE-ID : CVE-2017-12627
Package : xerces-c
Type : arbitrary code execution
Remote : Yes
Link : https://security.archlinux.org/AVG-644

Summary

The package xerces-c before version 3.2.1-1 is vulnerable to arbitrary
code execution.

Resolution

Upgrade to 3.2.1-1.

pacman -Syu β€œxerces-c>=3.2.1-1”

The problem has been fixed upstream in version 3.2.1.

Workaround

None.

Description

The Xerces-C XML parser mishandles certain kinds of external DTD
references, resulting in dereference of a NULL pointer while processing
the path to the DTD. The bug allows for a denial of service attack in
applications that allow DTD processing and do not prevent external DTD
usage, and could conceivably result in remote code execution.

Impact

A remote attacker might be able to cause a denial of service or execute
arbitrary code by submitting a crafted XML document with an external
DTD path to an application using a vulnerable version of the xerces-c
parser.

References

https://xerces.apache.org/xerces-c/secadv/CVE-2017-12627.txt
https://security.archlinux.org/CVE-2017-12627

OSVersionArchitecturePackageVersionFilename
ArchLinuxanyanyxerces-c<Β 3.2.1-1UNKNOWN