CVE-2016-0718

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2016-05-17
CWE:
CWE-125
Bugzilla:
1296102: CVE-2016-0718 expat: Out-of-bounds heap read on crafted input causing crash
An out-of-bounds read flaw was found in the way Expat processed certain input. A remote attacker could send specially crafted XML that, when parsed by an application using the Expat library, would cause that application to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the permission of the user running the application.

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CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 6.8
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat JBoss Core Services 1 RHSA-2018:2486 2018-08-16
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (expat) RHSA-2016:2824 2016-11-28
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (expat) RHSA-2016:2824 2016-11-28

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 3.0 expat Will not fix
Red Hat JBoss EWS 2 expat Will not fix
Red Hat JBoss EAP 6 expat Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 xulrunner Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 firefox Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 thunderbird Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 firefox Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 thunderbird Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 xulrunner Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 compat-expat1 Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 thunderbird Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 expat Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 xulrunner Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 firefox Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 xmlrpc-c Will not fix
Red Hat Directory Server 8 expat Will not fix

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank Gustavo Grieco for reporting this issue.
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