CVEdetails.com the ultimate security vulnerability data source
(e.g.: CVE-2009-1234 or 2010-1234 or 20101234)
Log In   Register
Vulnerability Feeds & WidgetsNew   www.itsecdb.com  

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
Search Twitter   Search YouTube   Search Google

- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
10.0
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
If you are a vendor and you have additional data which can be automatically imported into our database, please contact admin @ cvedetails.com

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-4226 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20084226 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

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c02029444
HP SSRT100079
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-November/msg00472.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2008-9729
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-November/msg00513.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2008-9773
https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/libxml2-2.7.2-2.fc9 CONFIRM
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=470466 CONFIRM
https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/libxml2-2.7.2-2.fc10 CONFIRM
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1621
VUPEN ADV-2009-1621
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1522
VUPEN ADV-2009-1522
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/0323
VUPEN ADV-2009-0323
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/0301
VUPEN ADV-2009-0301
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/3176
VUPEN ADV-2008-3176
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0001.html CONFIRM
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/0034
VUPEN ADV-2009-0034
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/32326
BID 32326 libxml2 'xmlSAX2Characters()' Integer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2010-04-22
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-673-1
UBUNTU USN-673-1
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0988.html
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0988
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:231
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:231
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1666
DEBIAN DSA-1666
http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0325 CONFIRM
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2009-067.htm CONFIRM
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-265329-1
SUNALERT 265329
http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2009-002.htm CONFIRM
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3613 CONFIRM
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3639 CONFIRM
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-261688-1
SUNALERT 261688
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-26-251406-1
SUNALERT 251406
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-21-126356-03-1 CONFIRM
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-21-141243-01-1 CONFIRM
http://securitytracker.com/id?1021238
SECTRACK 1021238
http://slackware.com/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2008&m=slackware-security.473974
SLACKWARE SSA:2008-324-01
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200812-06.xml
GENTOO GLSA-200812-06
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-11/msg00002.html
SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:026
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2009/jun/msg00002.html
APPLE APPLE-SA-2009-06-08-1
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2009/Jun/msg00005.html
APPLE APPLE-SA-2009-06-17-1

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-4226

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


CVE is a registred trademark of the MITRE Corporation and the authoritative source of CVE content is MITRE's CVE web site. CWE is a registred trademark of the MITRE Corporation and the authoritative source of CWE content is MITRE's CWE web site. OVAL is a registered trademark of The MITRE Corporation and the authoritative source of OVAL content is MITRE's OVAL web site.
Use of this information constitutes acceptance for use in an AS IS condition. There are NO warranties, implied or otherwise, with regard to this information or its use. Any use of this information is at the user's risk. It is the responsibility of user to evaluate the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, opinion, advice or other content. EACH USER WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY consequences of his or her direct or indirect use of this web site. ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. This site will NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT or any other kind of loss.