RHSA-2009:1615-01 Moderate: xerces-j2 security update
Posted on: 11/30/2009 05:15 PM

A new update is available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Here the announcement:

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Moderate: xerces-j2 security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2009:1615-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1615.html
Issue date: 2009-11-30
CVE Names: CVE-2009-2625
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1. Summary:

Updated xerces-j2 packages that fix a security issue are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server) - i386, ia64, ppc, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64

3. Description:

The xerces-j2 packages provide the Apache Xerces2 Java Parser, a
high-performance XML parser. A Document Type Definition (DTD) defines the
legal syntax (and also which elements can be used) for certain types of
files, such as XML files.

A flaw was found in the way the Apache Xerces2 Java Parser processed the
SYSTEM identifier in DTDs. A remote attacker could provide a
specially-crafted XML file, which once parsed by an application using the
Apache Xerces2 Java Parser, would lead to a denial of service (application
hang due to excessive CPU use). (CVE-2009-2625)

Users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported
patch to correct this issue. Applications using the Apache Xerces2 Java
Parser must be restarted for this update to take effect.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-11259

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

512921 - CVE-2009-2625 OpenJDK: XML parsing Denial-Of-Service (6845701)

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/xerces-j2-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.src.rpm

i386:
xerces-j2-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.i386.rpm
xerces-j2-debuginfo-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.i386.rpm
xerces-j2-scripts-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.i386.rpm

x86_64:
xerces-j2-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.x86_64.rpm
xerces-j2-debuginfo-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.x86_64.rpm
xerces-j2-scripts-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.x86_64.rpm

RHEL Desktop Workstation (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/xerces-j2-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.src.rpm

i386:
xerces-j2-debuginfo-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.i386.rpm
xerces-j2-demo-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.i386.rpm
xerces-j2-javadoc-apis-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.i386.rpm
xerces-j2-javadoc-impl-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.i386.rpm
xerces-j2-javadoc-other-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.i386.rpm
xerces-j2-javadoc-xni-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.i386.rpm

x86_64:
xerces-j2-debuginfo-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.x86_64.rpm
xerces-j2-demo-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.x86_64.rpm
xerces-j2-javadoc-apis-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.x86_64.rpm
xerces-j2-javadoc-impl-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.x86_64.rpm
xerces-j2-javadoc-other-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.x86_64.rpm
xerces-j2-javadoc-xni-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/xerces-j2-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.src.rpm

i386:
xerces-j2-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.i386.rpm
xerces-j2-debuginfo-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.i386.rpm
xerces-j2-demo-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.i386.rpm
xerces-j2-javadoc-apis-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.i386.rpm
xerces-j2-javadoc-impl-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.i386.rpm
xerces-j2-javadoc-other-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.i386.rpm
xerces-j2-javadoc-xni-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.i386.rpm
xerces-j2-scripts-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.i386.rpm

ia64:
xerces-j2-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.ia64.rpm
xerces-j2-debuginfo-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.ia64.rpm
xerces-j2-demo-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.ia64.rpm
xerces-j2-javadoc-apis-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.ia64.rpm
xerces-j2-javadoc-impl-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.ia64.rpm
xerces-j2-javadoc-other-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.ia64.rpm
xerces-j2-javadoc-xni-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.ia64.rpm
xerces-j2-scripts-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.ia64.rpm

ppc:
xerces-j2-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.ppc.rpm
xerces-j2-debuginfo-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.ppc.rpm
xerces-j2-demo-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.ppc.rpm
xerces-j2-javadoc-apis-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.ppc.rpm
xerces-j2-javadoc-impl-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.ppc.rpm
xerces-j2-javadoc-other-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.ppc.rpm
xerces-j2-javadoc-xni-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.ppc.rpm
xerces-j2-scripts-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.ppc.rpm

s390x:
xerces-j2-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.s390x.rpm
xerces-j2-debuginfo-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.s390x.rpm
xerces-j2-demo-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.s390x.rpm
xerces-j2-javadoc-apis-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.s390x.rpm
xerces-j2-javadoc-impl-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.s390x.rpm
xerces-j2-javadoc-other-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.s390x.rpm
xerces-j2-javadoc-xni-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.s390x.rpm
xerces-j2-scripts-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
xerces-j2-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.x86_64.rpm
xerces-j2-debuginfo-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.x86_64.rpm
xerces-j2-demo-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.x86_64.rpm
xerces-j2-javadoc-apis-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.x86_64.rpm
xerces-j2-javadoc-impl-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.x86_64.rpm
xerces-j2-javadoc-other-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.x86_64.rpm
xerces-j2-javadoc-xni-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.x86_64.rpm
xerces-j2-scripts-2.7.1-7jpp.2.el5_4.2.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2625
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is lt;secalert@redhat.comgt;. More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2009 Red Hat, Inc.
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