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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-4226

Integer overflow in the xmlSAX2Characters function in libxml2 2.7.2 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a large XML document.
Publish Date : 2008-11-25 Last Update Date : 2017-09-28
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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) Denial Of ServiceExecute CodeOverflowMemory corruption
CWE ID 399

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important 2008-11-03 2008-11-17
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-4226 unix
DSA-1666 libxml2 -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7803 unix
DSA-1666-1 libxml2 - several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18412 unix
ELSA-2008:0988: libxml2 security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22735 unix
Integer overflow in the xmlSAX2Characters function in libxml2 2.7.2 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9888 unix
Libxml2 Integer Overflow in xmlSAX2Characters() May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6360 unix
RHSA-2008:0988 -- libxml2 security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29306 unix
RHSA-2008:0988: libxml2 security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080988 unix
Security Vulnerabilities in the libxml2 Library Routines xmlSAX2Characters() May Lead to Arbitrary Code Execution or Den... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6219 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-2008-4226

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Xmlsoft Libxml 2.7.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Xmlsoft Libxml 1

- References For CVE-2008-4226
HP SSRT100079
VUPEN ADV-2009-1621
VUPEN ADV-2009-1522
VUPEN ADV-2009-0323
VUPEN ADV-2009-0301
VUPEN ADV-2009-0034
BID 32326 libxml2 'xmlSAX2Characters()' Integer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2010-04-22
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0988
SECTRACK 1021238
SLACKWARE SSA:2008-324-01
GENTOO GLSA-200812-06
SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:026
APPLE APPLE-SA-2009-06-08-1
APPLE APPLE-SA-2009-06-17-1

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-4226

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