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xerces-c 3.1.4 updates

Update to xerces-c 3.1.4, fixing CVE-2016-2099 and CVE-2016-4463

  • Vendor: Fedora
  • Vendor ID: FEDORA-2016-84373c5f4f
  • Date: July 06, 2016


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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2016-84373c5f4f
2016-07-06 05:18:33.291671
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Name : xerces-c
Product : Fedora 22
Version : 3.1.4
Release : 1.fc22
URL : http://xml.apache.org/xerces-c/
Summary : Validating XML Parser
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. Xerces-C is faithful to the XML 1.0 recommendation and
associated standards: XML 1.0 (Third Edition), XML 1.1 (First
Edition), DOM Level 1, 2, 3 Core, DOM Level 2.0 Traversal and Range,
DOM Level 3.0 Load and Save, SAX 1.0 and SAX 2.0, Namespaces in XML,
Namespaces in XML 1.1, XML Schema, XML Inclusions).

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Update Information:

Update to xerces-c 3.1.4, fixing CVE-2016-2099 and CVE-2016-4463
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References:

[ 1 ] Bug #1348845 - CVE-2016-4463 xerces-c: Stack overflow when parsing deeply nested DTD
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1348845
[ 2 ] Bug #1310699 - CVE-2016-2099 xerces-c: Use-after-free in heap on specially crafted XML
input
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1310699
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This update can be installed with the "yum" update program. Use
su -c 'yum update xerces-c' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at https://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

All packages are signed with the Fedora Project GPG key. More details on the
GPG keys used by the Fedora Project can be found at
https://fedoraproject.org/keys
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