CVE-2008-4226

Impact:
Important
Public Date:
2008-11-17
Bugzilla:
470466: CVE-2008-4226 libxml2: integer overflow leading to memory corruption in xmlSAX2Characters

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Integer overflow in the xmlSAX2Characters function in libxml2 2.7.2 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a large XML document.

Find out more about CVE-2008-4226 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.