Public Date:
1211278: CVE-2015-1819 libxml2: denial of service processing a crafted XML document
A denial of service flaw was found in the way the libxml2 library parsed certain XML files. An attacker could provide a specially crafted XML file that, when parsed by an application using libxml2, could cause that application to use an excessive amount of memory.

Find out more about CVE-2015-1819 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw in libxml2.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 2.6
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (libxml2) RHSA-2015:2550 2015-12-07
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (libxml2) RHSA-2015:1419 2015-07-20

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 libxml2 Will not fix


This issue was discovered by Florian Weimer (Red Hat Product Security).
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