xerces security update

2014-09-30T10:18:46
ID CESA-2014:1319
Type centos
Reporter CentOS Project
Modified 2014-09-30T10:59:34

Description

CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2014:1319

Apache Xerces for Java (Xerces-J) is a high performance, standards compliant, validating XML parser written in Java. The xerces-j2 packages provide Xerces-J version 2.

A resource consumption issue was found in the way Xerces-J handled XML declarations. A remote attacker could use an XML document with a specially crafted declaration using a long pseudo-attribute name that, when parsed by an application using Xerces-J, would cause that application to use an excessive amount of CPU. (CVE-2013-4002)

All xerces-j2 users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. Applications using the Xerces-J must be restarted for this update to take effect.

Merged security bulletin from advisories: http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2014-September/020603.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2014-September/020605.html

Affected packages: xerces-j2 xerces-j2-demo xerces-j2-javadoc xerces-j2-javadoc-apis xerces-j2-javadoc-impl xerces-j2-javadoc-other xerces-j2-javadoc-xni xerces-j2-scripts

Upstream details at: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1319.html