CVE Database


Impact: Low
Public: 2013-07-09
Bugzilla: 983204: CVE-2013-2877 libxml2: Out-of-bounds read via a document that ends abruptly
IAVA: 2014-B-0161


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 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

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 May 19, 2014

External References

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