CVE-2012-6702

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Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2015-02-27
CWE:
CWE-330
Bugzilla:
1319731: CVE-2012-6702 expat: Using XML_Parse before rand() results into non-random output

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Expat, when used in a parser that has not called XML_SetHashSalt or passed it a seed of 0, makes it easier for context-dependent attackers to defeat cryptographic protection mechanisms via vectors involving use of the srand function.

Find out more about CVE-2012-6702 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

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:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None

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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 3.0 expat Will not fix
Red Hat JBoss EWS 2 expat Will not fix
Red Hat JBoss EAP 6 expat Will not fix
Red Hat JBoss Core Services 1 expat Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 xulrunner Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 firefox Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 expat Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 thunderbird Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 firefox Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 thunderbird Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 xulrunner Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 expat Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 compat-expat1 Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 thunderbird Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 expat Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 xulrunner Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 firefox Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 xmlrpc-c Will not fix
Red Hat Directory Server 8 expat Will not fix
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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