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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-2935

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."
Publish Date : 2008-08-01 Last Update Date : 2018-10-11
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
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 None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important 2008-07-10 2008-07-31
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-2935 unix
DSA-1624 liebxslt -- buffer overflows oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7764 unix
DSA-1624-1 libxslt - arbitrary code execution oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20386 unix
ELSA-2008:0649: libxslt security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22165 unix
Multiple heap-based buffer overflows in the rc4 (1) encryption (aka exsltCryptoRc4EncryptFunction) and (2) decryption (a... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10827 unix
RHSA-2008:0649 -- libxslt security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29029 unix
RHSA-2008:0649: libxslt security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080649 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-2935

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Xmlsoft Libxslt 1.1.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Xmlsoft Libxslt 1.1.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Xmlsoft Libxslt 1.1.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Xmlsoft Libxslt 1.1.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Xmlsoft Libxslt 1.1.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Xmlsoft Libxslt 1.1.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Xmlsoft Libxslt 1.1.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Xmlsoft Libxslt 1.1.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Xmlsoft Libxslt 1.1.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Xmlsoft Libxslt 1.1.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Xmlsoft Libxslt 1.1.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Xmlsoft Libxslt 1.1.19 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Xmlsoft Libxslt 1.1.20 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Xmlsoft Libxslt 1.1.21 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Xmlsoft Libxslt 1.1.22 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Xmlsoft Libxslt 1.1.23 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Xmlsoft Libxslt 1.1.24 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Xmlsoft Libxslt 17

- References For CVE-2008-2935
VUPEN ADV-2008-2266
XF libxslt-multiple-crypto-bo(44141)
BID 30467 libxslt RC4 Encryption and Decryption Functions Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2008-10-27
SECTRACK 1020596
BUGTRAQ 20080801 libxslt heap overflow
BUGTRAQ 20081027 rPSA-2008-0306-1 libxslt
BUGTRAQ 20080731 [oCERT-2008-009] libxslt heap overflow
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0649
GENTOO GLSA-200808-06

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-2935

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