CVE-2016-4463

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2016-06-29
CWE:
CWE-121
Bugzilla:
1348845: CVE-2016-4463 xerces-c: Stack overflow when parsing deeply nested DTD
A stack exhaustion flaw was found in the way Xerces-C XML parser handled deeply nested DTDs. An attacker could potentially use this flaw to crash an application using Xerces-C by tricking it into processing specially crafted data.

Find out more about CVE-2016-4463 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having Moderate security impact. This issue is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification: https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/ and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle: https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/.

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

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 4.7
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity High
Privileges Required None
User Interaction Required
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact High

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extended Update Support 7.4 (xerces-c) RHSA-2018:3514 2018-11-06
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extended Update Support 7.5 (xerces-c) RHSA-2018:3506 2018-11-06
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (xerces-c) RHSA-2018:3335 2018-10-30

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise 2 xerces-c Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise MRG 3 xerces-c Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 xerces-c Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 xerces-c Will not fix

External References

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