Bug 835863 - (CVE-2012-2807) CVE-2012-2807 libxml2 (64-bit): Multiple integer overflows, leading to DoS or possibly other unspecified impact
CVE-2012-2807 libxml2 (64-bit): Multiple integer overflows, leading to DoS or...
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Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 843739 843740 843741 843742 843743 858914 858915
Blocks: 835864
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Reported: 2012-06-27 06:29 EDT by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2017-08-24 14:38 EDT (History)
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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2012-06-27 06:29:19 EDT
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures assigned an identifier CVE-2012-2807 to the following vulnerability:

Multiple integer overflows in libxml2, as used in Google Chrome before 20.0.1132.43, on 64-bit Linux platforms allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via unknown vectors.

[1] http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=129930
[2] http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2012/06/stable-channel-update_26.html
Comment 4 Daniel Veillard 2012-07-18 06:26:45 EDT
Okay, i finally pushed a patch upstream that I think should backport
rather easily


that one


should also be applied in the errata to avoid similar problem elsewhere.
Somehow that's not a complete fix but that's the most immediate and
simple way to stop the given problem. I'm still working on a (rather
large and intrusive) set of patches for upstream but I would not suggest
to push that in RHEL. For fedora I may be tempted to rebase once a new
libxml2 version is out

Comment 6 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2012-07-27 03:08:17 EDT
The above patches, described in comment #4 seems to solve the problem here. libxml2 no longer crashes with them.

For Red Hat Enterprise Linux use case, we may however require few more patches from upstream.
Comment 9 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2012-07-27 04:42:59 EDT
Created libxml2 tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 843743]
Comment 14 teger 2012-09-04 17:37:12 EDT
This has been reported over 2 months ago with a possible fix coming in a little over a month.  Is there any plan of action to fix libxml2 vulnerabilities?

Primarily this is a bump to put in back on someones to do list.
Thank you
Comment 16 errata-xmlrpc 2012-09-18 13:21:34 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 17 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2012-09-19 22:42:09 EDT
Created mingw32-libxml2 tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: epel-5 [bug 858914]
Affects: fedora-all [bug 858915]
Comment 20 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2013-01-04 05:35:49 EST
This flaw affects x86_64 version of libxml2 only, however mingw32-libxml2 is only shipped as x86 (32-bit) and therefore it is not affected.


This issue affected the version of libxml2 as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 has been addressed via RHSA-2012:1288. This issue does not affect the version of mingw32-libxml2 as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

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