Juraj Somorovsky reported that certain XML parsers/servers are affected by the
same, or similar, flaw as the hash table collisions CPU usage denial of
service. Sending a specially crafted message to an XML service can result in
longer processing time, which could lead to a denial of service. It is
reported that this attack on XML can be applied on different XML nodes (such as
entities, element attributes, namespaces, various elements in the XML security,
xerces-j2 is written in Java and makes significant use of arrays.
This issue affects the versions of xerces as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having Moderate security impact. A future update may address this issue. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification: https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/.