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Secunia Security Advisory 50293

Secunia Security Advisory 50293
Posted Aug 17, 2012
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A vulnerability has been reported in xmlsd, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise an application using the library.

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MD5 | 81092a37272ba05a62a3abaffc6b35fb

Secunia Security Advisory 50293

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TITLE:
xmlsd "xmlsd_chardata()" Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA50293

VERIFY ADVISORY:
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http://secunia.com/advisories/50293/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=50293

RELEASE DATE:
2012-08-17

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/50293/#comments

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DESCRIPTION:
A vulnerability has been reported in xmlsd, which can be exploited by
malicious people to compromise an application using the library.

The vulnerability is caused due to an off-by-one error within the
"xmlsd_chardata()" function (xmlsd.c) when parsing XML documents and
can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.

The vulnerability is reported in versions prior to 0.9.0.

SOLUTION:
Update to version 0.9.0.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Reported by the vendor.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
https://opensource.conformal.com/fluxbb/viewtopic.php?id=531

OTHER REFERENCES:
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DEEP LINKS:
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EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
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EXTENDED SOLUTION:
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EXPLOIT:
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