Bug 645341 (CVE-2010-4008) - CVE-2010-4008 libxml2: Crash (stack frame overflow or NULL pointer dereference) by traversal of XPath axis
Summary: CVE-2010-4008 libxml2: Crash (stack frame overflow or NULL pointer dereferenc...
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2010-4008
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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low
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 652056 710397 771906 771907 820846 833934 891477 891478
Blocks: 734217 734221 771915 891480
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Reported: 2010-10-21 10:57 UTC by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2021-02-24 17:13 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version: libxml2 2.7.8
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2017-09-18 20:06:00 UTC


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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2011:1749 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Low: libxml2 security and bug fix update 2011-12-06 01:01:47 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2012:0017 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: libxml2 security update 2012-01-11 22:45:39 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2013:0217 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: mingw32-libxml2 security update 2013-02-01 00:25:14 UTC

Description Jan Lieskovsky 2010-10-21 10:57:57 UTC
A security flaw was found in the way libxml traversed XPath axis
of particular Extensible Markup Language (XML) file and tested
namespace / attribute context nodes for their validity. A remote
attacker could provide a specially-crafted XML file, which once
opened with an application linked against libxml would cause that
application to crash (due stack frame overflow and / or with NULL
pointer dereference on some architectures).

Chrome bug report (not accessible for public audience):
[1] http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=58731

Upstream changesets:
[2] http://git.gnome.org/browse/libxml2/commit/?id=91d19754d46acd4a639a8b9e31f50f31c78f8c9c
[3] http://git.gnome.org/browse/libxml2/commit/?id=ea90b894146030c214a7df6d8375310174f134b9

Acknowledgements:

Red Hat would like to thank the Google Security Team for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Bui Quang Minh from Bkis as the original reporter.

Comment 4 Jan Lieskovsky 2010-10-21 11:44:15 UTC
This issue did NOT affect the versions of the libxml and libxml2 package,
as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

This issue did NOT affect the version of the libxml2 package, as shipped
with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This issue affects the version of the libxml2 package, as shipped with
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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This issue affects the versions of the libxml2 package, as shipped with
Fedora release of 12 and 13.

Comment 6 Jan Lieskovsky 2010-10-26 15:49:05 UTC
The CVE identifier of CVE-2010-4008 has been assigned to this issue.

Comment 8 Vincent Danen 2010-11-10 22:01:13 UTC
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.

Comment 9 Vincent Danen 2010-11-10 22:02:51 UTC
Created libxml2 tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 652056]

Comment 11 errata-xmlrpc 2011-12-06 18:55:17 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2011:1749 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1749.html

Comment 14 errata-xmlrpc 2012-01-11 17:49:43 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2012:0017 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0017.html

Comment 17 errata-xmlrpc 2013-01-31 19:32:37 UTC
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


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