CVE Database


Impact: Low
Public: 2012-08-31
Bugzilla: 852937: CVE-2012-2870 libxslt: Use-after-free when processing an invalid XPath expression
IAVA: 2013-A-0031


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

libxslt 1.1.26 and earlier, as used in Google Chrome before 21.0.1180.89, does not properly manage memory, which might allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted XSLT expression that is not properly identified during XPath navigation, related to (1) the xsltCompileLocationPathPattern function in libxslt/pattern.c and (2) the xsltGenerateIdFunction function in libxslt/functions.c.

Find out more about CVE-2012-2870 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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 September 13, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (libxslt) RHSA-2012:1265 September 13, 2012

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