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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Apache Xerces Vendors:   Apache Software Foundation
(Oracle Issues Fix for Oracle Linux) Apache Xerces DTD Parsing Stack Overflow Lets Remote Users Cause the Target Application to Crash
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1042064
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1042064
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-4463   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 12 2018
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 3.1.4
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Apache Xerces. A remote user can cause the target application to crash.

A remote user can create a specially crafted DTD file that is deeply nested that, when processed by the target application, will trigger a stack overflow in the xml parser library and cause the target application using the library to crash.

Brandon Perry reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target application to crash.
Solution:   Oracle has issued a fix.

The Oracle Linux advisory is available at:

http://linux.oracle.com/errata/ELSA-2018-3335.html

Vendor URL:  linux.oracle.com/errata/ELSA-2018-3335.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.
Jun 30 2016 Apache Xerces DTD Parsing Stack Overflow Lets Remote Users Cause the Target Application to Crash



 Source Message Contents

Subject:  [El-errata] ELSA-2018-3335 Moderate: Oracle Linux 7 xerces-c security update

Oracle Linux Security Advisory ELSA-2018-3335

http://linux.oracle.com/errata/ELSA-2018-3335.html

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

x86_64:
xerces-c-3.1.1-9.el7.i686.rpm
xerces-c-3.1.1-9.el7.x86_64.rpm
xerces-c-devel-3.1.1-9.el7.i686.rpm
xerces-c-devel-3.1.1-9.el7.x86_64.rpm
xerces-c-doc-3.1.1-9.el7.noarch.rpm


SRPMS:
http://oss.oracle.com/ol7/SRPMS-updates/xerces-c-3.1.1-9.el7.src.rpm



Description of changes:

[3.1.1-9]
- Fix CVE-2016-4463
- Resolves: #1534481


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