CVE-2008-4225

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2008-11-17
Bugzilla:
470480: CVE-2008-4225 libxml2: integer overflow leading to infinite loop in xmlBufferResize

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Integer overflow in the xmlBufferResize function in libxml2 2.7.2 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via a large XML document.

Find out more about CVE-2008-4225 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 2.1 (libxml2) RHSA-2008:0988 2008-11-17
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (libxml2) RHSA-2008:0988 2008-11-17
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (libxml2) RHSA-2008:0988 2008-11-17
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (libxml2) RHSA-2008:0988 2008-11-17

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank Drew Yao of the Apple Product Security team for reporting this issue.