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Libxml2 Integer Overflow in xmlSAX2Characters() May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6360

Integer overflow in the xmlSAX2Characters function in libxml2 2.7.2 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a large XML document.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • VMWare ESX Server 3.5
  • VMWare ESX Server 3
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2008-4226
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