Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Important: raptor security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2012:0410-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0410.html
Issue date: 2012-03-22
CVE Names: CVE-2012-0037
Updated raptor packages that fix one security issue are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the
CVE link in the References section.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Optional (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node Optional (v. 6) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6) - i386, ppc64, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Optional (v. 6) - i386, ppc64, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation Optional (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Raptor provides parsers for Resource Description Framework (RDF) files.
An XML External Entity expansion flaw was found in the way Raptor processed
RDF files. If an application linked against Raptor were to open a
specially-crafted RDF file, it could possibly allow a remote attacker to
obtain a copy of an arbitrary local file that the user running the
application had access to. A bug in the way Raptor handled external
entities could cause that application to crash or, possibly, execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
Red Hat would like to thank Timothy D. Morgan of VSR for reporting this
All Raptor users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue. All running applications
linked against Raptor must be restarted for this update to take effect.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
791296 - CVE-2012-0037 raptor: XML External Entity (XXE) attack via RDF files