[SECURITY] [DSA 4814-1] xerces-c security update

Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2020-12-17T07:27:43


Debian Security Advisory DSA-4814-1 security@debian.org https://www.debian.org/security/ Sebastien Delafond December 17, 2020 https://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : xerces-c CVE ID : CVE-2018-1311 Debian Bug : 947431

It was discovered that xerces-c, a validating XML parser library for C++, did not correctly scan DTDs. The use-after-free vulnerability resulting from this issue would allow a remote attacker to leverage a specially crafted XML file in order to crash the application or potentially execute arbitrary code. Please note that the patch fixing this issue comes at the expense of a newly introduced memory leak.

For the stable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in version 3.2.2+debian-1+deb10u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your xerces-c packages.

For the detailed security status of xerces-c please refer to its security tracker page at: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/xerces-c

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://www.debian.org/security/

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