Bug 822109 - (CVE-2011-3102) CVE-2011-3102 libxml: An off-by-one out-of-bounds write by XPointer part evaluation
CVE-2011-3102 libxml: An off-by-one out-of-bounds write by XPointer part eval...
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
impact=low,public=20120515,reported=2...
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Depends On: 822171 843739 843740 843741 843742 858914 858915 891477 891478
Blocks: 822110 835864 891480
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Reported: 2012-05-16 06:56 EDT by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2016-03-04 05:56 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-08-22 12:11:30 EDT
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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2012-05-16 06:56:13 EDT
An off-by-one out-of-bounds write flaw was found in the way libxml, a library for providing XML and HTML support, evaluated certain XPointer parts (XPointer is used by libxml to include only the part from the returned XML document, that can be accessed using the XPath expression given with the XPointer). A remote attacker could provide a specially-crafted XML file, which once opened in an application, linked against libxml, would lead to that application crash, or, potentially arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user running the application.

Note: The flaw to be exploited requires the particular application, linked against libxml, to use the XPointer evaluation functionality.

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[1] http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2012/05/stable-channel-update.html
[2] http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1027067
Comment 3 Jan Lieskovsky 2012-05-16 07:32:37 EDT
This issue affects the versions of the libxml2 package, as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.

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This issue affects the versions of the libxml2 package, as shipped with Fedora release of 15 and 16.

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This issue did NOT affect the versions of the libxml package, as shipped with Fedora release of 15 and 16.
Comment 10 Jan Lieskovsky 2012-05-16 10:32:58 EDT
Created libxml2 tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 822171]
Comment 13 errata-xmlrpc 2012-09-18 13:21:28 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2012:1288 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1288.html
Comment 14 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2012-09-19 22:41:06 EDT
Created mingw32-libxml2 tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: epel-5 [bug 858914]
Affects: fedora-all [bug 858915]
Comment 17 errata-xmlrpc 2013-01-31 14:33:36 EST
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2013:0217 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0217.html
Comment 18 Vincent Danen 2015-08-22 12:12:06 EDT
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