CVE-2016-3705

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2016-05-03
CWE:
CWE-674
Bugzilla:
1332443: CVE-2016-3705 libxml2: stack overflow before detecting invalid XML file
Missing incrementation of recursion depth counter were found in the xmlParserEntityCheck() and xmlParseAttValueComplex() functions used for parsing XML data. An attacker could launch a Denial of Service attack by passing specially crafted XML data to an application, forcing it to crash due to stack exhaustion.

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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
Last Modified