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libxml XPath Denial of Service Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2010-11-12    Views:  4,057

Secunia Advisory SA42175

Where:

From remote

Impact:

DoS

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in libxml, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

The vulnerability is caused due to an error when traversing the XPath axis of certain XML files. This can be exploited to cause a crash when an application using the library processes a specially crafted XML file.

The vulnerability is reported in versions prior to 2.7.8.


Solution:
Update to version 2.7.8.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Bui Quang Minh, Bkis

Original Advisory:
libxml:
http://mail.gnome.org/archives/xml/2010-November/msg00015.html

Bkis:
http://blog.bkis.com/en/libxml2-vulnerability-in-google-chrome-and-apple-safari/

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