Security Advisory: CVE-2011-2516

From: Cantor, Scott E. <cantor.2@osu.edu>
To: dev@santuario.apache.org <dev@santuario.apache.org>
Cc: security@apache.org <security@apache.org>,full-disclosure@lists.grok.org.uk <full-disclosure@lists.grok.org.uk>,bugtraq@securityfocus.com <bugtraq@securityfocus.com>
Subject: Security Advisory: CVE-2011-2516
Date:


Please be advised that a security issue affecting the Apache XML Security
Library for C++ has been identified and an updated version released to
address the issue. The full text of the advisory is below, and a signed
version can be found at:

http://santuario.apache.org/secadv/CVE-2011-2516.txt

-- Scott Cantor

CVE-2011-2516: Apache Santuario XML Security for C++ contains buffer
overflows signing or verifying with large keys.

Severity: Important

Vendor: The Apache Software Foundation

Versions Affected: Apache Santuario XML Security for C++ library versions
prior to V1.6.1

Description: A buffer overflow exists when creating or verifying XML
signatures
with RSA keys of sizes on the order of 8192 or more bits. This typically
results
in a crash and denial of service in applications that verify signatures
using
keys that could be supplied by an attacker.

Mitigation: Applications using library versions older than V1.6.1 should
upgrade
as soon as possible. Distributors of older versions should apply the
patches
from this subversion revision:

http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=1125752

Applications that can prevent the use of arbitrary keys supplied by an
attacker
(such as within the ds:KeyInfo element of a signature), or limit key
sizes, may
prevent the exploitation of this bug.

Credit: This issue was reported by Paulo Zanoni.

References: http://santuario.apache.org/

Scott Cantor






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