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CVE-2015-7941 Detail

Current Description

libxml2 2.9.2 does not properly stop parsing invalid input, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read and libxml2 crash) via crafted XML data to the (1) xmlParseEntityDecl or (2) xmlParseConditionalSections function in parser.c, as demonstrated by non-terminated entities.


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Evaluator Description

"context dependent" seems to point to MiTM attack due to: If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted document, an attacker could possibly cause libxml2 to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 15.04.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2016-February/177341.html
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2016-February/177381.html
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
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-2549.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-2550.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-1089.html
http://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3430
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/10/22/5
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/10/22/8
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/74241
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1034243
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2812-1
http://xmlsoft.org/news.html
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=744980
https://git.gnome.org/browse/libxml2/commit/?id=9b8512337d14c8ddf662fcb98b0135f225a1c489
https://git.gnome.org/browse/libxml2/commit/?id=a7dfab7411cbf545f359dd3157e5df1eb0e7ce31
https://h20566.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay?docId=emr_na-c04944172
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-37

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-119 Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2015-7941
NVD Published Date:
11/18/2015
NVD Last Modified:
09/13/2017
Source:
MITRE