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Red Hat Security Advisory 2018-3506-01

Red Hat Security Advisory 2018-3506-01
Posted Nov 6, 2018
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Red Hat Security Advisory 2018-3506-01 - Xerces-C is a validating XML parser written in a portable subset of C++. Xerces-C makes it easy to give your application the ability to read and write XML data. A shared library is provided for parsing, generating, manipulating, and validating XML documents. Issues addressed include a stack overflow vulnerability.

tags | advisory, overflow
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2016-4463
MD5 | 290222918e1fb09ebb500ea31531084d

Red Hat Security Advisory 2018-3506-01

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Moderate: xerces-c security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2018:3506-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3506
Issue date: 2018-11-06
CVE Names: CVE-2016-4463
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1. Summary:

An update for xerces-c is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5
Extended Update Support.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact
of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which
gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from
the CVE link(s) in the References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ComputeNode Optional EUS (v. 7.5) - noarch, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server EUS (v. 7.5) - ppc64, ppc64le, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional EUS (v. 7.5) - noarch, ppc64, ppc64le, s390x, x86_64

3. Description:

Xerces-C is a validating XML parser written in a portable subset of C++.
Xerces-C makes it easy to give your application the ability to read and
write XML data. A shared library is provided for parsing, generating,
manipulating, and validating XML documents.

Security Fix(es):

* xerces-c: Stack overflow when parsing deeply nested DTD (CVE-2016-4463)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS
score, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in
the References section.

4. Solution:

For details on how to apply this update, which includes the changes
described in this advisory, refer to:

https://access.redhat.com/articles/11258

5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

1348845 - CVE-2016-4463 xerces-c: Stack overflow when parsing deeply nested DTD

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ComputeNode Optional EUS (v. 7.5):

Source:
xerces-c-3.1.1-8.el7_5.1.src.rpm

noarch:
xerces-c-doc-3.1.1-8.el7_5.1.noarch.rpm

x86_64:
xerces-c-3.1.1-8.el7_5.1.x86_64.rpm
xerces-c-debuginfo-3.1.1-8.el7_5.1.i686.rpm
xerces-c-debuginfo-3.1.1-8.el7_5.1.x86_64.rpm
xerces-c-devel-3.1.1-8.el7_5.1.i686.rpm
xerces-c-devel-3.1.1-8.el7_5.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server EUS (v. 7.5):

Source:
xerces-c-3.1.1-8.el7_5.1.src.rpm

ppc64:
xerces-c-3.1.1-8.el7_5.1.ppc.rpm
xerces-c-3.1.1-8.el7_5.1.ppc64.rpm
xerces-c-debuginfo-3.1.1-8.el7_5.1.ppc.rpm
xerces-c-debuginfo-3.1.1-8.el7_5.1.ppc64.rpm

ppc64le:
xerces-c-3.1.1-8.el7_5.1.ppc64le.rpm
xerces-c-debuginfo-3.1.1-8.el7_5.1.ppc64le.rpm

s390x:
xerces-c-3.1.1-8.el7_5.1.s390.rpm
xerces-c-3.1.1-8.el7_5.1.s390x.rpm
xerces-c-debuginfo-3.1.1-8.el7_5.1.s390.rpm
xerces-c-debuginfo-3.1.1-8.el7_5.1.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
xerces-c-3.1.1-8.el7_5.1.i686.rpm
xerces-c-3.1.1-8.el7_5.1.x86_64.rpm
xerces-c-debuginfo-3.1.1-8.el7_5.1.i686.rpm
xerces-c-debuginfo-3.1.1-8.el7_5.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional EUS (v. 7.5):

noarch:
xerces-c-doc-3.1.1-8.el7_5.1.noarch.rpm

ppc64:
xerces-c-debuginfo-3.1.1-8.el7_5.1.ppc.rpm
xerces-c-debuginfo-3.1.1-8.el7_5.1.ppc64.rpm
xerces-c-devel-3.1.1-8.el7_5.1.ppc.rpm
xerces-c-devel-3.1.1-8.el7_5.1.ppc64.rpm

ppc64le:
xerces-c-debuginfo-3.1.1-8.el7_5.1.ppc64le.rpm
xerces-c-devel-3.1.1-8.el7_5.1.ppc64le.rpm

s390x:
xerces-c-debuginfo-3.1.1-8.el7_5.1.s390.rpm
xerces-c-debuginfo-3.1.1-8.el7_5.1.s390x.rpm
xerces-c-devel-3.1.1-8.el7_5.1.s390.rpm
xerces-c-devel-3.1.1-8.el7_5.1.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
xerces-c-debuginfo-3.1.1-8.el7_5.1.i686.rpm
xerces-c-debuginfo-3.1.1-8.el7_5.1.x86_64.rpm
xerces-c-devel-3.1.1-8.el7_5.1.i686.rpm
xerces-c-devel-3.1.1-8.el7_5.1.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://access.redhat.com/security/team/key/

7. References:

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-4463
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>. More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2018 Red Hat, Inc.
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