CVE-2011-3905

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2011-12-13
IAVA:
2012-A-0153, 2012-A-0073
Bugzilla:
767387: CVE-2011-3905 libxml2 out of bounds read

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

libxml2, as used in Google Chrome before 16.0.912.63, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read) via unspecified vectors.

Find out more about CVE-2011-3905 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue affects the version of libxml2 as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5 and 6 and has been addressed via RHSA-2012:0016, RHSA-2012:0017 and RHSA-2012:0018 respectively. This issue affects the version of mingw32-libxml2 as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact. A future update may address this issue in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (libxml2) RHSA-2012:0018 2012-01-11
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 (mingw32-libxml2) RHSA-2013:0217 2013-01-31