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1408302: CVE-2016-9596 libxml2: stack exhaustion while parsing xml files in recovery mode (unfixed CVE-2016-3627 in JBCS)

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

libxml2, as used in Red Hat JBoss Core Services and when in recovery mode, allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (stack consumption) via a crafted XML document. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incorrect fix for CVE-2016-3627.

Find out more about CVE-2016-9596 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: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-2018:2486 2018-08-16

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 libxml2 Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 libxml2 Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 libxml2 Not affected
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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