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CVE-2015-8241 Detail

Description

The xmlNextChar function in libxml2 2.9.2 does not properly check the state, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (heap-based buffer over-read and application crash) or obtain sensitive information via crafted XML data.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  12/15/2015

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2015-8241
Original release date:
12/15/2015
Last revised:
09/13/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
6.4 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
4.9
Exploitability Subscore:
10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2015-12/msg00120.html External Source SUSE openSUSE-SU-2015:2372
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2016-01/msg00031.html External Source SUSE openSUSE-SU-2016:0106
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=145382616617563&w=2 Third Party Advisory External Source HP HPSBGN03537
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-2549.html Third Party Advisory External Source REDHAT RHSA-2015:2549
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-2550.html Third Party Advisory External Source REDHAT RHSA-2015:2550
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-1089.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2016:1089
http://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3430 Third Party Advisory External Source DEBIAN DSA-3430
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/11/17/5 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20151118 Buffer overflow in libxml2
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/11/18/23 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20151118 Re: Buffer overflow in libxml2
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/bulletinjan2016-2867206.html External Source CONFIRM http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/bulletinjan2016-2867206.html
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/linuxbulletinoct2015-2719645.html External Source CONFIRM http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/linuxbulletinoct2015-2719645.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/77621 External Source BID 77621
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1034243 External Source SECTRACK 1034243
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2834-1 Third Party Advisory External Source UBUNTU USN-2834-1
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=756263 Issue Tracking External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=756263
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1281936 Issue Tracking; Third Party Advisory; VDB Entry External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1281936
https://git.gnome.org/browse/libxml2/commit/?id=ab2b9a93ff19cedde7befbf2fcc48c6e352b6cbe External Source CONFIRM https://git.gnome.org/browse/libxml2/commit/?id=ab2b9a93ff19cedde7befbf2fcc48c6e352b6cbe
https://h20566.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay?docId=emr_na-c04944172 Third Party Advisory External Source CONFIRM https://h20566.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay?docId=emr_na-c04944172

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