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CVE-2016-4463 Detail

Current Description

Stack-based buffer overflow in Apache Xerces-C++ before 3.1.4 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service via a deeply nested DTD.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Vector: AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 3.6
Exploitability Score: 3.9


Attack Vector (AV): Network
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): None
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): High

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


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

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2016-07/msg00053.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2016-09/msg00013.html
http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/137714/Apache-Xerces-C-XML-Parser-Crash.html
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpujul2018-4258247.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/538784/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/91501
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1036211
http://xerces.apache.org/xerces-c/secadv/CVE-2016-4463.txt
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3335
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3506
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3514
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/XERCESC-2069
https://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?projectId=10510&version=12336069
https://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3610

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:apache:xerces-c\+\+:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Up to (including)
3.1.3

Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:8.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-4463
NVD Published Date:
07/08/2016
NVD Last Modified:
11/07/2018