Public Date:
983204: CVE-2013-2877 libxml2: Out-of-bounds read via a document that ends abruptly

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

parser.c in libxml2 before 2.9.0, as used in Google Chrome before 28.0.1500.71 and other products, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read) via a document that ends abruptly, related to the lack of certain checks for the XML_PARSER_EOF state.

Find out more about CVE-2013-2877 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue affects the version of libxml2 as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6. This issue affects the version of mingw32-libxml2 as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw.

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 6 (libxml2) RHSA-2014:0513 2014-05-19

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 mingw32-libxml2 Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 libxml2 Fix deferred