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Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 22:40:52 +0000
From: "Cantor, Scott" <cantor.2@....edu>
To: "security@...che.org" <security@...che.org>,
	"oss-security@...ts.openwall.com" <oss-security@...ts.openwall.com>,
	"bugtraq@...urityfocus.com" <bugtraq@...urityfocus.com>
Subject: Xerces-C Security Advisory [CVE-2015-0252]

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CVE-2015-0252: Apache Xerces-C XML Parser Crashes on Malformed Input

Severity: Important

Vendor: The Apache Software Foundation

Versions Affected: Apache Xerces-C XML Parser library versions
prior to V3.1.2

Description: The Xerces-C XML parser mishandles certain kinds of
malformed input documents, resulting in a segmentation fault during
a parse operation. The bug does not appear to allow for remote code
execution, but is a denial of service attack that in many applications
may allow for an unauthenticated attacker to supply malformed input
and cause a crash.

Mitigation: Applications that are using library versions older than
V3.1.2 should upgrade as soon as possible. Distributors of older versions
should apply the patches from this subversion revision:

http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=1667870

Credit: This issue was reported independently by Anton Rager and Jonathan
Brossard from the Salesforce.com Product Security Team and by Ben Laurie
of Google.

References:
http://xerces.apache.org/xerces-c/secadv/CVE-2015-0252.txt


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