Public Date:
927386: CVE-2012-6139 libxslt: two DoS issues fixed in 1.1.28

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

libxslt before 1.1.28 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and crash) via an (1) empty match attribute in a XSL key to the xsltAddKey function in keys.c or (2) uninitialized variable to the xsltDocumentFunction function in functions.c.

Find out more about CVE-2012-6139 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having Low security impact. This issue is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification:

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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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 mingw32-libxslt Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 libxslt Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 libxslt Will not fix