CVE-2016-4449

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2016-05-23
Bugzilla:
1338701: CVE-2016-4449 libxml2: Inappropriate fetch of entities content

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

XML external entity (XXE) vulnerability in the xmlStringLenDecodeEntities function in parser.c in libxml2 before 2.9.4, when not in validating mode, allows context-dependent attackers to read arbitrary files or cause a denial of service (resource consumption) via unspecified vectors.

Find out more about CVE-2016-4449 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:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None

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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

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