Public Date:
2012-A-0153, 2012-A-0073
724906: CVE-2011-0216 libxml2: Off-by-one error leading to heap-based buffer overflow in encoding

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Off-by-one error in libxml in Apple Safari before 5.0.6 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (heap-based buffer overflow and application crash) via a crafted web site.

Find out more about CVE-2011-0216 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 5.1
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (mingw32-libxml2) RHSA-2013:0217 2013-01-31
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (libxml2) RHSA-2012:0017 2012-01-11
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (libxml2) RHSA-2012:0016 2012-01-11
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (libxml2) RHSA-2011:1749 2011-12-05