Rapid7 Vulnerability & Exploit Database

Oracle Solaris 11: CVE-2017-9047 (11.3 SRU 27.4.0)

Back to Search

Oracle Solaris 11: CVE-2017-9047 (11.3 SRU 27.4.0)

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
05/18/2017
Created
01/20/2021
Added
01/19/2021
Modified
01/19/2021

Description

A buffer overflow was discovered in libxml2 20904-GITv2.9.4-16-g0741801. The function xmlSnprintfElementContent in valid.c is supposed to recursively dump the element content definition into a char buffer 'buf' of size 'size'. The variable len is assigned strlen(buf). If the content->type is XML_ELEMENT_CONTENT_ELEMENT, then (i) the content->prefix is appended to buf (if it actually fits) whereupon (ii) content->name is written to the buffer. However, the check for whether the content->name actually fits also uses 'len' rather than the updated buffer length strlen(buf). This allows us to write about "size" many bytes beyond the allocated memory. This vulnerability causes programs that use libxml2, such as PHP, to crash.

Solution(s)

  • oracle-solaris-11-3-upgrade-value-library-libxml2-2-9-5-0-175-3-27-0-1-0
  • oracle-solaris-11-3-upgrade-value-library-python-libxml2-27-2-9-5-0-175-3-27-0-1-0
  • oracle-solaris-11-3-upgrade-value-library-python-libxml2-34-2-9-5-0-175-3-27-0-1-0

With Rapid7 live dashboards, I have a clear view of all the assets on my network, which ones can be exploited, and what I need to do in order to reduce the risk in my environment in real-time. No other tool gives us that kind of value and insight.

– Scott Cheney, Manager of Information Security, Sierra View Medical Center

;