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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   libxslt Vendors:   Gnome Development Team
libxslt Heap Overflow in exsltCryptoRc4EncryptFunction() May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020596
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020596
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-2935   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 1 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.1.8 - 1.1.24
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in libxslt. A user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted XSLT file that, when loaded by the target application, will trigger a heap overflow in the exsltCryptoRc4EncryptFunction() function and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target application.

The original advisories are available at:

http://www.ocert.org/advisories/ocert-2008-009.html
http://www.scary.beasts.org/security/CESA-2008-003.html

Chris Evans of Google Security Team reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target application, will execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   A patch is available at:

http://www.ocert.org/patches/exslt_crypt.patch

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.
Aug 1 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) libxslt Heap Overflow in exsltCryptoRc4EncryptFunction() May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.



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