CVE-2016-2073

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Description

The htmlParseNameComplex function in HTMLparser.c in libxml2 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read) via a crafted XML document.

References

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/01/25/6

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/01/26/7

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/bulletinjul2016-3090568.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/85267

http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1035011

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2994-1

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-37

https://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3593

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2016-02-12

Updated: 2020-04-23

Type: CWE-119

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 4.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 8.6

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3

Base Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 2.8

Severity: MEDIUM

Tenable Plugins

View all (7 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
96541GLSA-201701-37 : libxml2: Multiple vulnerabilitiesNessusGentoo Local Security Checks
critical
93154SUSE SLES11 Security Update : libxml2 (SUSE-SU-2016:1604-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
91656SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : libxml2 (SUSE-SU-2016:1538-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
91639openSUSE Security Update : libxml2 (openSUSE-2016-733)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
91499Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.10 / 16.04 LTS : libxml2 vulnerabilities (USN-2994-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
91472Debian DLA-503-1 : libxml2 security updateNessusDebian Local Security Checks
high
91447Debian DSA-3593-1 : libxml2 - security updateNessusDebian Local Security Checks
high