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VMSA-2012-0012: VMware ESXi update to third party library (CVE-2012-0841)

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VMSA-2012-0012: VMware ESXi update to third party library (CVE-2012-0841)

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
07/18/2012
Created
07/25/2018
Added
07/18/2012
Modified
02/13/2015

Description

libxml2 before 2.8.0 computes hash values without restricting the ability to trigger hash collisions predictably, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via crafted XML data.

Solution(s)

  • vmware-esxi40-upgrade-787047
  • vmware-esxi41-upgrade-800380
  • vmware-esxi50-upgrade-764879

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