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CVE-2012-0841

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2012-02-21
Bugzilla: 787067: CVE-2012-0841 libxml2: hash table collisions CPU usage DoS
IAVA: 2012-A-0153

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

libxml2 before 2.8.0 computes hash values without restricting the ability to trigger hash collisions predictably, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via crafted XML data.

Find out more about CVE-2012-0841 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw in mingw32-libxml2.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 5.0
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Low
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 (libxml2) RHSA-2012:0324 February 21, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (libxml2) RHSA-2012:0324 February 21, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (mingw32-libxml2) RHSA-2013:0217 January 31, 2013

External References

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