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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   libxslt Vendors:   Gnome Development Team
libxslt XSL Style Sheet Array Overflow May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020071
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020071
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-1767   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 21 2008
Impact:   Denial of service via network, Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 1.1.24
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in libxslt. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted XSL style sheet file that, when processed by the target application using libxslt, will trigger an array overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target application.

The vulnerability resides in 'libxslt/pattern.c'.

Anthony de Almeida Lopes reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when processed by the target application, will cause the application to crash or execute arbitrary code.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (1.1.24), available at:

http://xmlsoft.org/XSLT/downloads.html

Vendor URL:  xmlsoft.org/XSLT/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
May 21 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) libxslt XSL Style Sheet Array Overflow May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, and 5.



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