CVE-2016-3627

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2016-03-21
CWE:
CWE-674
Bugzilla:
1319829: CVE-2016-3627 libxml2: stack exhaustion while parsing xml files in recovery mode
Missing recursive loop detection checks were found in the xmlParserEntityCheck() and xmlStringGetNodeList() functions of libxml2, causing application using the library to crash by stack exhaustion while building the associated data. An attacker able to send XML data to be parsed in recovery mode could launch a Denial of Service on the application.

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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 JBoss Core Services 1 RHSA-2016:2957 2016-12-15
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (libxml2) RHSA-2016:1292 2016-06-23
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (libxml2) RHSA-2016:1292 2016-06-23

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat JBoss Web Server 3.0 libxml2 Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 libxml2 Will not fix
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.
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