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CVE-2016-0729

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Overview

Multiple buffer overflows in (1) internal/XMLReader.cpp, (2) util/XMLURL.cpp, and (3) util/XMLUri.cpp in the XML Parser library in Apache Xerces-C before 3.1.3 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (segmentation fault or memory corruption) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted document.

Related Files

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201612-46
Posted Dec 24, 2016
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201612-46 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Xerces-C++, the worst of which may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code. Versions less than 3.1.4-r1 are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2016-0729, CVE-2016-2099
MD5 | 2ac6a97dc43f61addcdd345a1c69f6da
Red Hat Security Advisory 2016-0430-01
Posted Mar 11, 2016
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2016-0430-01 - Xerces-C is a validating XML parser written in a portable subset of C++. It was discovered that the Xerces-C XML parser did not properly process certain XML input. By providing specially crafted XML data to an application using Xerces-C for XML processing, a remote attacker could exploit this flaw to cause an application crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the application.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2016-0729
MD5 | be920c199238cbe1c134b05220e1e23b
Debian Security Advisory 3493-1
Posted Feb 26, 2016
Authored by Debian | Site debian.org

Debian Linux Security Advisory 3493-1 - 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.

tags | advisory, denial of service, overflow, arbitrary
systems | linux, debian
advisories | CVE-2016-0729
MD5 | 7b64bc56bdfb15859350ad791e96f648
Apache Xerces-C XML Parser Buffer Overflow
Posted Feb 25, 2016
Authored by Gustavo Grieco

The Xerces-C XML parser mishandles certain kinds of malformed input documents, resulting in buffer overflows during processing and error reporting. The overflows can manifest as a segmentation fault or as memory corruption during a parse operation. The bugs allow for a denial of service attack in many applications by an unauthenticated attacker, and could conceivably result in remote code execution. Apache Xerces-C XML Parser library versions prior to 3.1.3 are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, overflow, code execution
advisories | CVE-2016-0729
MD5 | 95b957a31bb8598747cd1d57b0e36f7b
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