CVE Database


Impact: Moderate
Public: 2012-06-26
Bugzilla: 835863: CVE-2012-2807 libxml2 (64-bit): Multiple integer overflows, leading to DoS or possibly other unspecified impact
IAVA: 2013-A-0031


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Multiple integer overflows in libxml2, as used in Google Chrome before 20.0.1132.43 and other products, on 64-bit Linux platforms allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via unknown vectors.

Find out more about CVE-2012-2807 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue affected the version of libxml2 as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 has been addressed via RHSA-2012:1288. This issue does not affect the version of mingw32-libxml2 as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

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-2012:1288 September 18, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (libxml2) RHSA-2012:1288 September 18, 2012

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