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1281930: CVE-2015-8317 libxml2: Out-of-bounds heap read when parsing file with unfinished xml declaration
A denial of service flaw was found in libxml2. A remote attacker could provide a specially crafted XML or HTML file that, when processed by an application using libxml2, would cause that application to leak potentially sensitive information.

Find out more about CVE-2015-8317 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None

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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 would like to thank the GNOME project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Hanno Boeck as the original reporter.
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