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CVE-2015-5312 Detail

Current Description

The xmlStringLenDecodeEntities function in parser.c in libxml2 before 2.9.3 does not properly prevent entity expansion, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via crafted XML data, a different vulnerability than CVE-2014-3660.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.1 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2016/Mar/msg00000.html
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2016/Mar/msg00001.html
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2016/Mar/msg00002.html Third Party Advisory
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2016/Mar/msg00004.html Mailing List
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2015-12/msg00120.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2016-01/msg00031.html
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=145382616617563&w=2 Third Party Advisory
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-2549.html Third Party Advisory
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-2550.html Third Party Advisory
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-1089.html
http://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3430 Third Party Advisory
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/bulletinjan2016-2867206.html
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/linuxbulletinoct2015-2719645.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/79536
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1034243
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2834-1 Third Party Advisory
http://xmlsoft.org/news.html Vendor Advisory
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1276693 Issue Tracking
https://git.gnome.org/browse/libxml2/commit/?id=69030714cde66d525a8884bda01b9e8f0abf8e1e
https://h20566.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay?docId=emr_na-c04944172 Third Party Advisory
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-37
https://support.apple.com/HT206166 Vendor Advisory
https://support.apple.com/HT206167 Vendor Advisory
https://support.apple.com/HT206168 Vendor Advisory
https://support.apple.com/HT206169 Vendor Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)

Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_desktop:6.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_hpc_node:6.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_server:6.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_workstation:6.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)

Configuration 3 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:apple:iphone_os:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
9.2.1
 cpe:2.3:o:apple:mac_os_x:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
10.11.3
 cpe:2.3:o:apple:tvos:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
9.1
 cpe:2.3:o:apple:watchos:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
2.1

Configuration 4 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:xmlsoft:libxml2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
2.9.2

Configuration 5 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:hp:icewall_federation_agent:3.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:a:hp:icewall_file_manager:3.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)

Configuration 6 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:7.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:8.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)


Change History

17 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2015-5312
NVD Published Date:
12/15/2015
NVD Last Modified:
03/08/2019