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FS#49353 - [xerces-c] CVE-2016-2099: use-after-free in DTDScanner

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Remi Gacogne (rgacogne) - Monday, 16 May 2016, 07:45 GMT
Last edited by Lukas Fleischer (lfleischer) - Saturday, 25 June 2016, 11:51 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Security
Status Closed
Assigned To Lukas Fleischer (lfleischer)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No



A security issue has been reported [1][2] in xerces-c <= 3.1.3. It's a heap use-after-free so at least a denial of service, but could lead to code execution.
A patch is available at [1] but it doesn't look like a new version is going to be released soon. Debian has already applied this patch to stretch and sid [3], and IMHO we should do the same.


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Closed by  Lukas Fleischer (lfleischer)
Saturday, 25 June 2016, 11:51 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  Fixed in 3.1.3-2.