CVE-2016-5300 Detail

Current Description

The XML parser in Expat does not use sufficient entropy for hash initialization, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via crafted identifiers in an XML document. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2012-0876.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  7.5 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3597 Third Party Advisory 
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/06/04/4 Mailing List 
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/06/04/5 Mailing List 
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpujul2018-4258247.html Patch  Third Party Advisory 
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/bulletinjul2016-3090568.html Third Party Advisory 
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/91159 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3010-1 Third Party Advisory 
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-21 Third Party Advisory 
https://source.android.com/security/bulletin/2016-11-01.html Third Party Advisory 
https://www.tenable.com/security/tns-2016-20 Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-399 Resource Management Errors cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-5300
NVD Published Date:
06/16/2016
NVD Last Modified:
01/23/2019
Source:
MITRE