CentOS Update for libxslt CESA-2012:1265 centos6

Published: 2012-09-17 11:15:53
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:

The remote host is missing an update for the 'libxslt' Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Affected Versions:
libxslt on CentOS 6

Please install the updated Linux Distribution Packages.

Technical Details:
libxslt is a library for transforming XML files into other textual formats (including HTML, plain text, and other XML representations of the underlying data) using the standard XSLT stylesheet transformation mechanism. A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way libxslt applied templates to nodes selected by certain namespaces. An attacker could use this flaw to create a malicious XSL file that, when used by an application linked against libxslt to perform an XSL transformation, could cause the application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2012-2871) Several denial of service flaws were found in libxslt. An attacker could use these flaws to create a malicious XSL file that, when used by an application linked against libxslt to perform an XSL transformation, could cause the application to crash. (CVE-2012-2825, CVE-2012-2870, CVE-2011-3970) An information leak could occur if an application using libxslt processed an untrusted XPath expression, or used a malicious XSL file to perform an XSL transformation. If combined with other flaws, this leak could possibly help an attacker bypass intended memory corruption protections. (CVE-2011-1202) All libxslt users are advised to upgrade to these updated Linux Distribution Packages, which contain backported patches to resolve these issues. All running applications linked against libxslt must be restarted for this update to take effect.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)




CVSS Score
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