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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2004-0989

Multiple buffer overflows in libXML 2.6.12 and 2.6.13 (libxml2), and possibly other versions, may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via (1) a long FTP URL that is not properly handled by the xmlNanoFTPScanURL function, (2) a long proxy URL containing FTP data that is not properly handled by the xmlNanoFTPScanProxy function, and other overflows related to manipulation of DNS length values, including (3) xmlNanoFTPConnect, (4) xmlNanoHTTPConnectHost, and (5) xmlNanoHTTPConnectHost.
Publish Date : 2005-03-01 Last Update Date : 2010-08-21
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access Admin
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeOverflow
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate 2004-10-26
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2004-0989 unix
Multiple buffer overflows in libXML 2.6.12 and 2.6.13 (libxml2), and possibly other versions, may allow remote attackers... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10505 unix
Multiple Buffer Overflows in libXML2 oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1173 unix
RHSA-2004:615: libxml2 security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20040615 unix
RHSA-2004:615: libxml2 security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:2004615 unix
RHSA-2004:650: libxml security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20040650 unix
RHSA-2004:650: libxml security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:2004650 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2004-0989

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Redhat Fedora Core Core 2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Trustix Secure Linux 2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Trustix Secure Linux 2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 4.1 Ia64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 4.1 PPC Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Xmlsoft Libxml 1.8.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.5.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.6.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.6.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.6.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.6.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.6.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.6.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.6.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.6.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Xmlstarlet Command Line Xml Toolkit 0.9.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Redhat Fedora Core 1
Trustix Secure Linux 2
Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 2
Xmlsoft Libxml 1
Xmlsoft Libxml2 9
Xmlstarlet Command Line Xml Toolkit 1

- References For CVE-2004-0989
BUGTRAQ 20041026 libxml2 remote buffer overflows (not in xml parsing code though)
SECTRACK 1011941
CIAC P-029
SUSE SUSE-SR:2005:001
GENTOO GLSA-200411-05
OSVDB 11179
OSVDB 11324
BID 11526 Libxml2 Multiple Remote Stack Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities Release Date:2009-08-21
XF libxml2-xmlnanoftpscanproxy-bo(17875)
XF libxml2-nanoftp-file-bo(17872)
REDHAT RHSA-2004:650
REDHAT RHSA-2004:615
XF libxml2-nanohttp-file-bo(17876)
APPLE APPLE-SA-2005-01-25
OSVDB 11180
XF libxml2-xmlnanoftpscanurl-bo(17870)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2004-0989

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