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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Apache Xerces Vendors:   Apache Software Foundation
(Oracle Issues Fix for Oracle Linux) Apache Xerces-C Buffer Overflow Lets Remote Users Deny Service or Potentially Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1035254
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1035254
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-0729   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 12 2016
Impact:   Denial of service via network, Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 3.1.3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apache Xerces-C. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send specially crafted documents to trigger a buffer overflow in the XML parser library and cause the target application to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Gustavo Grieco reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target application to crash or potentially execute arbitrary code.
Solution:   Oracle has issued a fix.

The Oracle Linux advisory is available at:

http://linux.oracle.com/errata/ELSA-2016-0430.html

Vendor URL:  linux.oracle.com/errata/ELSA-2016-0430.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Oracle)
Underlying OS Comments:  7

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Feb 26 2016 Apache Xerces-C Buffer Overflow Lets Remote Users Deny Service or Potentially Execute Arbitrary Code



 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [El-errata] ELSA-2016-0430 Important: Oracle Linux 7 xerces-c security update

Oracle Linux Security Advisory ELSA-2016-0430

http://linux.oracle.com/errata/ELSA-2016-0430.html

The following updated rpms for Oracle Linux 7 have been uploaded to the 
Unbreakable Linux Network:

x86_64:
xerces-c-3.1.1-8.el7_2.i686.rpm
xerces-c-3.1.1-8.el7_2.x86_64.rpm
xerces-c-devel-3.1.1-8.el7_2.i686.rpm
xerces-c-devel-3.1.1-8.el7_2.x86_64.rpm
xerces-c-doc-3.1.1-8.el7_2.noarch.rpm


SRPMS:
http://oss.oracle.com/ol7/SRPMS-updates/xerces-c-3.1.1-8.el7_2.src.rpm



Description of changes:

[3.1.1-8]
Resolves: CVE-2016-0729


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