Bug 1216112 (CVE-2015-3451) - CVE-2015-3451 perl-XML-LibXML: "expand_entities" option was not preserved under some circumstances
Summary: CVE-2015-3451 perl-XML-LibXML: "expand_entities" option was not preserved und...
Alias: CVE-2015-3451
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On: 1216114
Blocks: 1216113
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2015-04-28 14:02 UTC by Vasyl Kaigorodov
Modified: 2021-02-17 05:20 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

Fixed In Version: perl-XML-LibXML 2.0119
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2015-08-07 00:01:21 UTC

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Description Vasyl Kaigorodov 2015-04-28 14:02:26 UTC
It was reported that perl-XML-LibXML did ignore "expand_entities" option in some circumstances, which could lead to sensitive information disclosure.
Original report and CVE request (reprodcuers are also available):

Comment 1 Vasyl Kaigorodov 2015-04-28 14:06:14 UTC
Created perl-XML-LibXML tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1216114]

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2015-05-10 23:34:10 UTC
perl-XML-LibXML-2.0119-1.fc21 has been pushed to the Fedora 21 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 3 Kurt Seifried 2015-08-07 00:01:02 UTC

This issue only affects programs using this program in forms such as:

$parser = XML::LibXML->new


$XML_DOC = $parser->load_xml

if you use the form:

$XML_DOC = XML::LibXML->load_xml

this vulnerability will not be exposed.

Comment 4 Kurt Seifried 2015-08-07 00:01:21 UTC

This issue affects the versions of perl-XML-LibXML as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 and 7. Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having Low security impact. A future update may address this issue. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification: https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/.

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