Security update for Xerces-c

SUSE Security Update: Security update for Xerces-c
Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2018:3277-1
Rating: moderate
References: #1083630 #985860
Cross-References: CVE-2016-4463 CVE-2017-12627
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4

An update that fixes two vulnerabilities is now available.

Description:

This update for Xerces-c fixes the following issues:

  • CVE-2017-12627: Processing of external DTD paths could have resulted in a null pointer dereference under certain conditions (bsc#1083630).
  • CVE-2016-4463: Prevent stack-based buffer overflow that allowed context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service via a deeply nested DTD (bsc#985860).

Patch Instructions:

To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or "zypper patch".
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP4:
    zypper in -t patch sdksp4-Xerces-c-13828=1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:
    zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-Xerces-c-13828=1

Package List:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP4 (i586 ia64 ppc64 s390x x86_64):
    • Xerces-c-2.8.0-29.17.5.1
    • libXerces-c-devel-2.8.0-29.17.5.1
    • libXerces-c28-2.8.0-29.17.5.1
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4 (i586 ia64 ppc64 s390x x86_64):
    • Xerces-c-debuginfo-2.8.0-29.17.5.1
    • Xerces-c-debugsource-2.8.0-29.17.5.1

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