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CVE-2008-2935 Detail

Current Description

Multiple heap-based buffer overflows in the rc4 (1) encryption (aka exsltCryptoRc4EncryptFunction) and (2) decryption (aka exsltCryptoRc4DecryptFunction) functions in crypto.c in libexslt in libxslt 1.1.8 through 1.1.24 allow context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via an XML file containing a long string as "an argument in the XSL input."

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200808-06.xml
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/4078
http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0306
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1624
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:160
http://www.ocert.org/advisories/ocert-2008-009.html Patch
http://www.ocert.org/patches/exslt_crypt.patch Exploit Patch
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0649.html
http://www.scary.beasts.org/security/CESA-2008-003.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/494976/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/495018/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/497829/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30467
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1020596
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-633-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2266/references
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/44141
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10827
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-August/msg00092.html
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-August/msg00118.html

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer (CWE-119)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:xmlsoft:libxslt:1.1.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:xmlsoft:libxslt:1.1.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:xmlsoft:libxslt:1.1.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:xmlsoft:libxslt:1.1.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:xmlsoft:libxslt:1.1.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:xmlsoft:libxslt:1.1.13:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:xmlsoft:libxslt:1.1.14:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:xmlsoft:libxslt:1.1.15:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:xmlsoft:libxslt:1.1.16:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:xmlsoft:libxslt:1.1.17:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:xmlsoft:libxslt:1.1.18:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:xmlsoft:libxslt:1.1.19:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:xmlsoft:libxslt:1.1.20:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:xmlsoft:libxslt:1.1.21:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:xmlsoft:libxslt:1.1.22:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:xmlsoft:libxslt:1.1.23:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:xmlsoft:libxslt:1.1.24:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-2935
NVD Published Date:
08/01/2008
NVD Last Modified:
10/11/2018