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788826: CVE-2011-3970 libxslt: Out-of-bounds read when parsing certain patterns

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

libxslt, as used in Google Chrome before 17.0.963.46, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read) via unspecified vectors.

Find out more about CVE-2011-3970 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw in libxslt.

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 5 (libxslt) RHSA-2012:1265 2012-09-13
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (libxslt) RHSA-2012:1265 2012-09-13

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 libxslt Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 mingw32-libxslt Will not fix