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CVE-2015-8242 Detail

Description

The xmlSAX2TextNode function in SAX2.c in the push interface in the HTML parser in libxml2 before 2.9.3 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (stack-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-2015-8242
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:
5.8 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
4.9
Exploitability Subscore:
8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
Medium
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.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2016/Mar/msg00000.html Mailing List; Third Party Advisory External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2016-03-21-1
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2016/Mar/msg00001.html Mailing List; Third Party Advisory External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2016-03-21-2
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2016/Mar/msg00002.html Mailing List; Third Party Advisory External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2016-03-21-3
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2016/Mar/msg00004.html Mailing List; Third Party Advisory External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2016-03-21-5
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.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/77681 External Source BID 77681
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1034243 External Source SECTRACK 1034243
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2834-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-2834-1
http://xmlsoft.org/news.html Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM http://xmlsoft.org/news.html
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=756372 Issue Tracking External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=756372
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1281950 Issue Tracking External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1281950
https://git.gnome.org/browse/libxml2/commit/?id=8fb4a770075628d6441fb17a1e435100e2f3b1a2 External Source CONFIRM https://git.gnome.org/browse/libxml2/commit/?id=8fb4a770075628d6441fb17a1e435100e2f3b1a2
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
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-37 External Source GENTOO GLSA-201701-37
https://support.apple.com/HT206166 Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM https://support.apple.com/HT206166
https://support.apple.com/HT206167 Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM https://support.apple.com/HT206167
https://support.apple.com/HT206168 Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM https://support.apple.com/HT206168
https://support.apple.com/HT206169 Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM https://support.apple.com/HT206169

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