Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Xerces-C++, the worst of which may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.
|Package||dev-libs/xerces-c on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 3.1.4-r1|
|Unaffected versions||>= 3.1.4-r1|
Xerces-C++ is a validating XML parser written in a portable subset of C++.
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Xerces-C++. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
A remote attacker could entice a user to process a specially crafted file, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, or a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Xerces-C++ users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/xerces-c-3.1.4-r1"