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IV62450: SECURITY VULNERABILITY WITH LIBXML2.A (CVE-2014-0191) APPLIES TO AIX 7100-03

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

Local fix

Problem summary

  • It was discovered that libxml2, a library providing support to
    read, modify and write XML files, incorrectly performs entity
    substituton in the doctype prolog, even if the application
    using libxml2 disabled any entity substitution.
    

Problem conclusion

  • external parsed entities will not be loaded, it is
    not required for a non-validating parser, unless the
    option of validating, or substituting entities were
    given.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

  • 6100-09 - use AIX APAR IV62448
    6100-09 - use AIX APAR IV62448
    7100-03 - use AIX APAR IV62450
    7100-03 - use AIX APAR IV62450
    

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IV62450

  • Reported component name

    AIX V7.1

  • Reported component ID

    5765H4000

  • Reported release

    710

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Submitted date

    2014-07-14

  • Closed date

    2014-09-10

  • Last modified date

    2015-05-19

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    AIX V7.1

  • Fixed component ID

    5765H4000

Applicable component levels

  • R710 PSY U865840

       UP15/05/19 I 1000

PTF to Fileset Mapping

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Document Information

Modified date:
19 May 2015