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Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2016 14:20:58 +0000
From: "Cantor, Scott" <cantor.2@....edu>
To: "c-dev@...ces.apache.org" <c-dev@...ces.apache.org>,
	"c-users@...ces.apache.org" <c-users@...ces.apache.org>,
	"security@...che.org" <security@...che.org>,
	"oss-security@...ts.openwall.com" <oss-security@...ts.openwall.com>,
	"bugtraq@...urityfocus.com" <bugtraq@...urityfocus.com>
CC: Gustavo Grieco <gustavo.grieco@...g.fr>
Subject: CVE-2016-0729: Apache Xerces-C XML Parser Crashes on Malformed Input

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CVE-2016-0729: Apache Xerces-C XML Parser Crashes on Malformed Input

Severity: Critical

Vendor: The Apache Software Foundation

Versions Affected: Apache Xerces-C XML Parser library versions
prior to V3.1.3

Description: The Xerces-C XML parser mishandles certain kinds of malformed
input documents, resulting in buffer overlows 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.

Mitigation: Applications that are using library versions older than
V3.1.3 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=1727978

Credit: This issue was reported by Gustavo Grieco.

References:
http://xerces.apache.org/xerces-c/secadv/CVE-2016-0729.txt

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