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CVE-2011-1944

Impact: Low
Public: 2011-05-27
Bugzilla: 709747: CVE-2011-1944 libxml, libxml2: Heap-based buffer overflow by adding new namespace node to an existing nodeset or merging nodesets
IAVA: 2012-A-0073

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Integer overflow in xpath.c in libxml2 2.6.x through 2.6.32 and 2.7.x through 2.7.8, and libxml 1.8.16 and earlier, allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted XML file that triggers a heap-based buffer overflow when adding a new namespace node, related to handling of XPath expressions.

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CVSS v2 metrics

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 5 (libxml2) RHSA-2012:0017 January 11, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (libxml2) RHSA-2011:1749 December 05, 2011
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (mingw32-libxml2) RHSA-2013:0217 January 31, 2013

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