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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2004-0989

Original release date: 03/01/2005
Last revised: 08/21/2010


Multiple buffer overflows in libXML 2.6.12 and 2.6.13 (libxml2), and possibly other versions, may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via (1) a long FTP URL that is not properly handled by the xmlNanoFTPScanURL function, (2) a long proxy URL containing FTP data that is not properly handled by the xmlNanoFTPScanProxy function, and other overflows related to manipulation of DNS length values, including (3) xmlNanoFTPConnect, (4) xmlNanoHTTPConnectHost, and (5) xmlNanoHTTPConnectHost.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20041026 libxml2 remote buffer overflows (not in xml parsing code though)
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10505
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200411-05
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2004:615
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-89-1
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2005-01-25
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1173
Type: Tool Signature
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1011941
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-582
External Source: CIAC
Name: P-029
External Source: BID
Name: 11526
Type: Advisory; Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: XF
Name: libxml2-nanoftp-file-bo(17872)
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2005:001
External Source: CONECTIVA
Name: CLA-2004:890
External Source: XF
Name: libxml2-xmlnanoftpscanurl-bo(17870)
Type: Advisory
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2004:650
External Source: XF
Name: libxml2-xmlnanoftpscanproxy-bo(17875)
Type: Advisory
External Source: XF
Name: libxml2-nanohttp-file-bo(17876)

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10505
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1173
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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