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Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2013 16:50:33 -0700
From: Vincent Danen <>
Subject: Re: CVE Request: additional fix for CVE-2012-2825
 libxslt crash

* [2013-11-05 23:29:08 +0100] Marcus Meissner wrote:

>On Tue, Nov 05, 2013 at 11:17:21PM +0100, Florian Weimer wrote:
>> * Vincent Danen:
>> > The reason this doesn't crash for me on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 which
>> > ships 1.1.17 is because we included this patch (well, the developer did)
>> > a day after the initial build with the comment:
>> >
>> > - CVE-2012-2825 requires an extra patch on 1.1.17
>> >
>> > So, I think this does require a second CVE.
>> Has anyone shipped an incomplete update?  If yes, then I think we
>> actually need a second CVE.  In the past, we got them for similar
>> cases, and at least Debian's tracking more or less assumes that it's
>> possible to assign CVEs to deal with such corner cases.
>SUSE did, otherwise we would not have noticed :/


The other point is that CVE-2012-2825 affected before and after 1.1.25,
whereas this one really only affects < 1.1.25 so it's either a different
flaw or that commit (fixed in 1.1.25) is actually an incomplete fix, and
CVE-2012-2825 is the "fix of the fix" CVE.

Vincent Danen / Red Hat Security Response Team 

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