xerces-c -- LTS security update

ID DLA-181
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2015-03-27T00:00:00


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 Debian 6 Squeeze, these issues have been fixed in xerces-c version 3.1.1-1+deb6u1