Debian Security Advisory DSA 3493-1 (xerces-c - security update)

2016-03-08T00:00:00
ID OPENVAS:1361412562310703493
Type openvas
Reporter Copyright (c) 2016 Greenbone Networks GmbH http://greenbone.net
Modified 2019-03-18T00:00:00

Description

Gustavo Grieco discovered that xerces-c, a validating XML parser library for C++, mishandles certain kinds of malformed input documents, resulting in buffer overflows during processing and error reporting. These flaws could lead to a denial of service in applications using the xerces-c library, or potentially, to the execution of arbitrary code.

                                        
                                            # OpenVAS Vulnerability Test
# $Id: deb_3493.nasl 14275 2019-03-18 14:39:45Z cfischer $
# Auto-generated from advisory DSA 3493-1 using nvtgen 1.0
# Script version: 1.0
#
# Author:
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if(description)
{
  script_oid("1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.703493");
  script_version("$Revision: 14275 $");
  script_cve_id("CVE-2016-0729");
  script_name("Debian Security Advisory DSA 3493-1 (xerces-c - security update)");
  script_tag(name:"last_modification", value:"$Date: 2019-03-18 15:39:45 +0100 (Mon, 18 Mar 2019) $");
  script_tag(name:"creation_date", value:"2016-03-08 12:37:49 +0530 (Tue, 08 Mar 2016)");
  script_tag(name:"cvss_base", value:"7.5");
  script_tag(name:"cvss_base_vector", value:"AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P");
  script_tag(name:"solution_type", value:"VendorFix");
  script_tag(name:"qod_type", value:"package");

  script_xref(name:"URL", value:"http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3493.html");

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright("Copyright (c) 2016 Greenbone Networks GmbH http://greenbone.net");
  script_family("Debian Local Security Checks");
  script_dependencies("gather-package-list.nasl");
  script_mandatory_keys("ssh/login/debian_linux", "ssh/login/packages", re:"ssh/login/release=DEB(7|8)");
  script_tag(name:"affected", value:"xerces-c on Debian Linux");
  script_tag(name:"solution", value:"For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed
in version 3.1.1-3+deb7u2.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
version 3.1.1-5.1+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your xerces-c packages.");
  script_tag(name:"summary", value:"Gustavo Grieco discovered that xerces-c, a validating XML parser library
for C++, mishandles certain kinds of malformed input documents,
resulting in buffer overflows during processing and error reporting.
These flaws could lead to a denial of service in applications using the
xerces-c library, or potentially, to the execution of arbitrary code.");
  script_tag(name:"vuldetect", value:"This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.");

  exit(0);
}

include("revisions-lib.inc");
include("pkg-lib-deb.inc");

res = "";
report = "";
if((res = isdpkgvuln(pkg:"libxerces-c-dev", ver:"3.1.1-3+deb7u2", rls:"DEB7")) != NULL) {
  report += res;
}
if((res = isdpkgvuln(pkg:"libxerces-c-doc", ver:"3.1.1-3+deb7u2", rls:"DEB7")) != NULL) {
  report += res;
}
if((res = isdpkgvuln(pkg:"libxerces-c-samples", ver:"3.1.1-3+deb7u2", rls:"DEB7")) != NULL) {
  report += res;
}
if((res = isdpkgvuln(pkg:"libxerces-c3.1", ver:"3.1.1-3+deb7u2", rls:"DEB7")) != NULL) {
  report += res;
}
if((res = isdpkgvuln(pkg:"libxerces-c-dev", ver:"3.1.1-5.1+deb8u1", rls:"DEB8")) != NULL) {
  report += res;
}
if((res = isdpkgvuln(pkg:"libxerces-c-doc", ver:"3.1.1-5.1+deb8u1", rls:"DEB8")) != NULL) {
  report += res;
}
if((res = isdpkgvuln(pkg:"libxerces-c-samples", ver:"3.1.1-5.1+deb8u1", rls:"DEB8")) != NULL) {
  report += res;
}
if((res = isdpkgvuln(pkg:"libxerces-c3.1", ver:"3.1.1-5.1+deb8u1", rls:"DEB8")) != NULL) {
  report += res;
}

if(report != "") {
  security_message(data:report);
} else if (__pkg_match) {
  exit(99);
}