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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2010-4008

libxml2 before 2.7.8, as used in Google Chrome before 7.0.517.44, Apple Safari 5.0.2 and earlier, and other products, reads from invalid memory locations during processing of malformed XPath expressions, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a crafted XML document.
Publish Date : 2010-11-17 Last Update Date : 2020-06-04
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P 2010-10-18 2010-11-04
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2010-4008 unix
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2012-0017 -- libxml2 security update (important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27925 unix
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2013-0217 -- mingw32-libxml2 security update (important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27385 unix
DSA-2128-1 libxml2 -- invalid memory access oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12709 unix
ELSA-2011-1749 -- libxml2 security and bug fix update (low) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27942 unix
ELSA-2012:0017: libxml2 security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23214 unix
ELSA-2013:0217: mingw32-libxml2 security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23888 unix
RHSA-2011:1749 -- libxml2 security and bug fix update (Low) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27147 unix
RHSA-2011:1749: libxml2 security and bug fix update (Low) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20111749 unix
RHSA-2012:0017: libxml2 security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21164 unix
RHSA-2012:0017: libxml2 security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20120017 unix
RHSA-2013:0217: mingw32-libxml2 security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20771 unix
RHSA-2013:0217: mingw32-libxml2 security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20130217 unix
Vulnerability in libxml2 in Google Chrome before 7.0.517.44 oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12148 windows
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2010-4008

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Apache Openoffice * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Apple Iphone Os * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Apple Itunes * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Apple Mac Os X * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Apple Safari * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 6.06 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 8.04 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 9.10 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 10.04 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 10.10 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Debian Debian Linux 5.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Debian Debian Linux 6.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Google Chrome * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS Opensuse Opensuse 11.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 OS Opensuse Opensuse 11.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 OS Opensuse Opensuse 11.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Desktop 6.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Server 6.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Server Eus 6.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Workstation 6.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 OS Suse Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP3 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 OS Suse Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11 - * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 OS Suse Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Apache Openoffice 1
Apple Iphone Os 1
Apple Itunes 1
Apple Mac Os X 1
Apple Safari 1
Canonical Ubuntu Linux 5
Debian Debian Linux 2
Google Chrome 1
Opensuse Opensuse 3
Redhat Enterprise Linux Desktop 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux Server 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux Server Eus 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux Workstation 1
Suse Suse Linux Enterprise Server 3
Xmlsoft Libxml2 1

- References For CVE-2010-4008
VUPEN ADV-2010-3046
REDHAT RHSA-2011:1749
HP SSRT100409
MLIST [xml] 20101104 Release of libxml2-2.7.8 CONFIRM
VUPEN ADV-2010-3100
VUPEN ADV-2010-3076
BID 44779 libxml2 'XPATH' Memory Corruption Vulnerability Release Date:2014-11-14
APPLE APPLE-SA-2011-03-02-1
SUSE SUSE-SR:2010:023
REDHAT RHSA-2013:0217
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12148

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2010-4008

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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