Public Date:
1276297: CVE-2015-7942 libxml2: heap-based buffer overflow in xmlParseConditionalSections()
A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way libxml2 parsed certain crafted XML input. A remote attacker could provide a specially crafted XML file that, when opened in an application linked against libxml2, would cause the application to crash causing a denial of service.

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CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
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 6 (libxml2) RHSA-2015:2549 2015-12-07
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (libxml2) RHSA-2015:2550 2015-12-07
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 3.0 RHSA-2016:1089 2016-05-17

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat JBoss EWS 2 libxml2 Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 libxml2 Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 libxml2 Will not fix
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