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Red Hat Security Advisory 2011-1749-03

Red Hat Security Advisory 2011-1749-03
Posted Dec 7, 2011
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Red Hat Security Advisory 2011-1749-03 - The libxml2 library is a development toolbox providing the implementation of various XML standards. One of those standards is the XML Path Language, which is a language for addressing parts of an XML document. An off-by-one error, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, was found in the way libxml2 parsed certain XML files. A remote attacker could provide a specially-crafted XML file that, when opened in an application linked against libxml2, would cause the application to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.

tags | advisory, remote, overflow, arbitrary
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2010-4008, CVE-2010-4494, CVE-2011-0216, CVE-2011-1944, CVE-2011-2821, CVE-2011-2834
MD5 | 8d03073a625a31db2491496376fc7652

Red Hat Security Advisory 2011-1749-03

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Low: libxml2 security and bug fix update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2011:1749-03
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1749.html
Issue date: 2011-12-06
CVE Names: CVE-2010-4008 CVE-2010-4494 CVE-2011-0216
CVE-2011-1944 CVE-2011-2821 CVE-2011-2834
=====================================================================

1. Summary:

Updated libxml2 packages that fix several security issues and various bugs
are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having low
security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores,
which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability
from the CVE links in the References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Optional (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node Optional (v. 6) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6) - i386, ppc64, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional (v. 6) - i386, ppc64, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Optional (v. 6) - i386, x86_64

3. Description:

The libxml2 library is a development toolbox providing the implementation
of various XML standards. One of those standards is the XML Path Language
(XPath), which is a language for addressing parts of an XML document.

An off-by-one error, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, was found in
the way libxml2 parsed certain XML files. A remote attacker could provide
a specially-crafted XML file that, when opened in an application linked
against libxml2, would cause the application to crash or, potentially,
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the
application. (CVE-2011-0216)

An integer overflow flaw, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, was
found in the way libxml2 parsed certain XPath expressions. If an attacker
were able to supply a specially-crafted XML file to an application using
libxml2, as well as an XPath expression for that application to run against
the crafted file, it could cause the application to crash or, possibly,
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2011-1944)

Multiple flaws were found in the way libxml2 parsed certain XPath
expressions. If an attacker were able to supply a specially-crafted XML
file to an application using libxml2, as well as an XPath expression for
that application to run against the crafted file, it could cause the
application to crash. (CVE-2010-4008, CVE-2010-4494, CVE-2011-2821,
CVE-2011-2834)

Note: Red Hat does not ship any applications that use libxml2 in a way that
would allow the CVE-2011-1944, CVE-2010-4008, CVE-2010-4494, CVE-2011-2821,
and CVE-2011-2834 flaws to be exploited; however, third-party applications
may allow XPath expressions to be passed which could trigger these flaws.

Red Hat would like to thank the Google Security Team for reporting the
CVE-2010-4008 issue. Upstream acknowledges Bui Quang Minh from Bkis as the
original reporter of CVE-2010-4008.

This update also fixes the following bugs:

* A number of patches have been applied to harden the XPath processing code
in libxml2, such as fixing memory leaks, rounding errors, XPath numbers
evaluations, and a potential error in encoding conversion. (BZ#732335)

All users of libxml2 are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain backported patches to correct these issues. The desktop must
be restarted (log out, then log back in) for this update to take effect.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-11259

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

645341 - CVE-2010-4008 libxml2: Crash (stack frame overflow or NULL pointer dereference) by traversal of XPath axis
665963 - CVE-2010-4494 libxml2: double-free in XPath processing code
709747 - CVE-2011-1944 libxml, libxml2: Heap-based buffer overflow by adding new namespace node to an existing nodeset or merging nodesets
724906 - CVE-2011-0216 libxml2: Off-by-one error leading to heap-based buffer overflow in encoding
732335 - Fix various problems and harden the XPath evaluation engine
735712 - CVE-2011-2821 libxml2: double free caused by malformed XPath expression in XSLT
735751 - CVE-2011-2834 libxml2: double-free caused by malformed XPath expression in XSLT

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Client/en/os/SRPMS/libxml2-2.7.6-4.el6.src.rpm

i386:
libxml2-2.7.6-4.el6.i686.rpm
libxml2-debuginfo-2.7.6-4.el6.i686.rpm
libxml2-python-2.7.6-4.el6.i686.rpm

x86_64:
libxml2-2.7.6-4.el6.i686.rpm
libxml2-2.7.6-4.el6.x86_64.rpm
libxml2-debuginfo-2.7.6-4.el6.i686.rpm
libxml2-debuginfo-2.7.6-4.el6.x86_64.rpm
libxml2-python-2.7.6-4.el6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Optional (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Client/en/os/SRPMS/libxml2-2.7.6-4.el6.src.rpm

i386:
libxml2-debuginfo-2.7.6-4.el6.i686.rpm
libxml2-devel-2.7.6-4.el6.i686.rpm
libxml2-static-2.7.6-4.el6.i686.rpm

x86_64:
libxml2-debuginfo-2.7.6-4.el6.i686.rpm
libxml2-debuginfo-2.7.6-4.el6.x86_64.rpm
libxml2-devel-2.7.6-4.el6.i686.rpm
libxml2-devel-2.7.6-4.el6.x86_64.rpm
libxml2-static-2.7.6-4.el6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6ComputeNode/en/os/SRPMS/libxml2-2.7.6-4.el6.src.rpm

x86_64:
libxml2-2.7.6-4.el6.i686.rpm
libxml2-2.7.6-4.el6.x86_64.rpm
libxml2-debuginfo-2.7.6-4.el6.i686.rpm
libxml2-debuginfo-2.7.6-4.el6.x86_64.rpm
libxml2-python-2.7.6-4.el6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node Optional (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6ComputeNode/en/os/SRPMS/libxml2-2.7.6-4.el6.src.rpm

x86_64:
libxml2-debuginfo-2.7.6-4.el6.i686.rpm
libxml2-debuginfo-2.7.6-4.el6.x86_64.rpm
libxml2-devel-2.7.6-4.el6.i686.rpm
libxml2-devel-2.7.6-4.el6.x86_64.rpm
libxml2-static-2.7.6-4.el6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Server/en/os/SRPMS/libxml2-2.7.6-4.el6.src.rpm

i386:
libxml2-2.7.6-4.el6.i686.rpm
libxml2-debuginfo-2.7.6-4.el6.i686.rpm
libxml2-devel-2.7.6-4.el6.i686.rpm
libxml2-python-2.7.6-4.el6.i686.rpm

ppc64:
libxml2-2.7.6-4.el6.ppc.rpm
libxml2-2.7.6-4.el6.ppc64.rpm
libxml2-debuginfo-2.7.6-4.el6.ppc.rpm
libxml2-debuginfo-2.7.6-4.el6.ppc64.rpm
libxml2-devel-2.7.6-4.el6.ppc.rpm
libxml2-devel-2.7.6-4.el6.ppc64.rpm
libxml2-python-2.7.6-4.el6.ppc64.rpm

s390x:
libxml2-2.7.6-4.el6.s390.rpm
libxml2-2.7.6-4.el6.s390x.rpm
libxml2-debuginfo-2.7.6-4.el6.s390.rpm
libxml2-debuginfo-2.7.6-4.el6.s390x.rpm
libxml2-devel-2.7.6-4.el6.s390.rpm
libxml2-devel-2.7.6-4.el6.s390x.rpm
libxml2-python-2.7.6-4.el6.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
libxml2-2.7.6-4.el6.i686.rpm
libxml2-2.7.6-4.el6.x86_64.rpm
libxml2-debuginfo-2.7.6-4.el6.i686.rpm
libxml2-debuginfo-2.7.6-4.el6.x86_64.rpm
libxml2-devel-2.7.6-4.el6.i686.rpm
libxml2-devel-2.7.6-4.el6.x86_64.rpm
libxml2-python-2.7.6-4.el6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Server/en/os/SRPMS/libxml2-2.7.6-4.el6.src.rpm

i386:
libxml2-debuginfo-2.7.6-4.el6.i686.rpm
libxml2-static-2.7.6-4.el6.i686.rpm

ppc64:
libxml2-debuginfo-2.7.6-4.el6.ppc64.rpm
libxml2-static-2.7.6-4.el6.ppc64.rpm

s390x:
libxml2-debuginfo-2.7.6-4.el6.s390x.rpm
libxml2-static-2.7.6-4.el6.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
libxml2-debuginfo-2.7.6-4.el6.x86_64.rpm
libxml2-static-2.7.6-4.el6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Workstation/en/os/SRPMS/libxml2-2.7.6-4.el6.src.rpm

i386:
libxml2-2.7.6-4.el6.i686.rpm
libxml2-debuginfo-2.7.6-4.el6.i686.rpm
libxml2-devel-2.7.6-4.el6.i686.rpm
libxml2-python-2.7.6-4.el6.i686.rpm

x86_64:
libxml2-2.7.6-4.el6.i686.rpm
libxml2-2.7.6-4.el6.x86_64.rpm
libxml2-debuginfo-2.7.6-4.el6.i686.rpm
libxml2-debuginfo-2.7.6-4.el6.x86_64.rpm
libxml2-devel-2.7.6-4.el6.i686.rpm
libxml2-devel-2.7.6-4.el6.x86_64.rpm
libxml2-python-2.7.6-4.el6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Optional (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Workstation/en/os/SRPMS/libxml2-2.7.6-4.el6.src.rpm

i386:
libxml2-debuginfo-2.7.6-4.el6.i686.rpm
libxml2-static-2.7.6-4.el6.i686.rpm

x86_64:
libxml2-debuginfo-2.7.6-4.el6.x86_64.rpm
libxml2-static-2.7.6-4.el6.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://access.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-4008.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-4494.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2011-0216.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2011-1944.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2011-2821.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2011-2834.html
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#low

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>. More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2011 Red Hat, Inc.
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