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Category:   Application (Security)  >   XML Security Library (xmlsec) Vendors:   Aleksey Sanin et al
XML Security Library XSLT Signature Verification Bug Lets Remote Users Create or Overwrite Files on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1025284
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1025284
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-1425   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 4 2011
Impact:   Modification of system information, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 1.2.17
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in XML Security Library. A remote user can create or overwrite files on the target system.

A remote user can supply specially crafted data to cause the library to create or overwrite arbitrary files during signature verification if XSLT is enabled.

Nicolas Gregoire reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create or overwrite files on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (1.2.17), available at:

http://www.aleksey.com/xmlsec/download.html

Vendor URL:  www.aleksey.com/xmlsec/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
May 5 2011 (Red Hat Issues Fix) XML Security Library XSLT Signature Verification Bug Lets Remote Users Create or Overwrite Files on the Target System
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.



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