Note: This is an archival copy of Security Sun Alert 266688 as previously published on http://sunsolve.sun.com.|
Latest version of this security advisory is available from http://support.oracle.com as Sun Alert 1020887.1.
Solaris 9 Operating System
Solaris 10 Operating System
Date of Preliminary Release
Date of Resolved Release
Security vulnerabilities in the libxml2 (see libxml(3)):
Security vulnerabilities in the libxml2 (see libxml(3)) related to parsing of Element declarations, Notation and Enumeration attribute types, may allow a local or remote unprivileged user who provides a specially crafted XML file to cause a Denial of Service (DoS) via an application crash to the application that is using the libxml2 library. The precise impact will vary depending on the application.
These issues are also described in the following documents:
CVE-2009-2414 at: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2414
CVE-2009-2416 at: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2416
2. Contributing Factors
These issues can occur in the following releases:
Note 2: OpenSolaris distributions may include additional bug fixes above and beyond the build from which it was derived. To determine the base build of OpenSolaris, the following command can be used:
$ uname -v3. Symptoms
If the described issues have been exploited, the application which makes use of the libxml2 library to process the crafted XML file may no longer be available. Depending on the system configuration, core files may be created and application crashes may be recorded in system logs.
There is no workaround for these issues.
These issues are addressed in the following releases:
For more information on Security Sun Alerts, see 1009886.1.
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29-Sep-2009: Updated Contributing Factors and Resolution sections. Resolved.
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