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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-3529

Original release date: 09/12/2008
Last revised: 03/07/2011


Heap-based buffer overflow in the xmlParseAttValueComplex function in parser.c in libxml2 before 2.7.0 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or execute arbitrary code via a long XML entity name.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0884
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1020855
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-644-1
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0886
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA09-133A
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-21-141243-01-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2009-025.htm
External Source: XF
Name: libxml2-entitynames-bo(45085)
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200812-06
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:192
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3639
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 247346
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0325
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2008-400.htm
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-1297
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-1522
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6103
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 265329
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-21-126356-03-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3550
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 261688
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2009-06-17-1
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11760
External Source: BID
Name: 31126
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2008:018
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=461015
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2009-06-08-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3549
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-815-1
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-1298
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3613
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2822
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1654
External Source: MISC
Name: http://xmlsoft.org/news.html
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-1621
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2009-05-12
External Source: MILW0RM
Name: 8798

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11760
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6103
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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