CVE-2010-4494

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2010-11-17
Bugzilla:
665963: CVE-2010-4494 libxml2: double-free in XPath processing code

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Double free vulnerability in libxml2 2.7.8 and other versions, as used in Google Chrome before 8.0.552.215 and other products, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via vectors related to XPath handling.

Find out more about CVE-2010-4494 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue did not affect the versions of libxml and libxml2 as shipped with
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, and it did not affect the version of libxml2 as
shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.

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 6 (libxml2) RHSA-2011:1749 2011-12-05
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (mingw32-libxml2) RHSA-2013:0217 2013-01-31

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 libxml2 Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 libxml2 Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 libxml2 Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 libxml Not affected
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.
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