CVE-2016-5300

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Description

The XML parser in Expat does not use sufficient entropy for hash initialization, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via crafted identifiers in an XML document. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2012-0876.

References

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/06/04/5

http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3597

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/06/04/4

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

https://source.android.com/security/bulletin/2016-11-01.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/91159

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3010-1

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-21

https://www.tenable.com/security/tns-2016-20

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/security-advisory/cpujul2018-4258247.html

https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/[email protected]%3Cissues.bookkeeper.apache.org%3E

https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/[email protected]%3Cissues.bookkeeper.apache.org%3E

https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=SB10365

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2016-06-16

Updated: 2021-07-31

Type: CWE-399

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Impact Score: 6.9

Exploitability Score: 10

Severity: HIGH

CVSS v3

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: HIGH

Tenable Plugins

View all (24 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
129256EulerOS 2.0 SP3 : expat (EulerOS-SA-2019-2063)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
126869EulerOS 2.0 SP2 : expat (EulerOS-SA-2019-1742)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
126540EulerOS Virtualization for ARM 64 3.0.2.0 : expat (EulerOS-SA-2019-1698)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
126293EulerOS 2.0 SP5 : expat (EulerOS-SA-2019-1666)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
109583Slackware 14.0 / 14.1 / 14.2 / current : python (SSA:2018-124-01)NessusSlackware Local Security Checks
critical
103796FreeBSD : Python 2.7 -- multiple vulnerabilities (9164f51e-ae20-11e7-a633-009c02a2ab30)NessusFreeBSD Local Security Checks
critical
100027Apple iTunes < 12.6 Multiple Vulnerabilities (macOS) (credentialed check)NessusMacOS X Local Security Checks
critical
100026Apple iTunes < 12.6 Multiple Vulnerabilities (uncredentialed check)NessusPeer-To-Peer File Sharing
critical
100025Apple iTunes < 12.6 Multiple Vulnerabilities (credentialed check)NessusWindows
critical
97280openSUSE Security Update : expat (openSUSE-2017-260)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
97080SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : expat (SUSE-SU-2017:0424-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
97065SUSE SLES11 Security Update : expat (SUSE-SU-2017:0415-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
96415GLSA-201701-21 : Expat: Multiple vulnerabilitiesNessusGentoo Local Security Checks
critical
96337Tenable Passive Vulnerability Scanner 5.x < 5.2.0 Multiple Vulnerabilities (SWEET32)NessusMisc.
critical
96092Slackware 13.0 / 13.1 / 13.37 / 14.0 / 14.1 / 14.2 / current : expat (SSA:2016-359-01)NessusSlackware Local Security Checks
critical
94301F5 Networks BIG-IP : Expat XML library vulnerability (K70938105)NessusF5 Networks Local Security Checks
high
92229Fedora 22 : expat (2016-0fd6ca526a)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
critical
92117Fedora 24 : expat (2016-7c6e7a9265)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
critical
92102Fedora 23 : expat (2016-60889583ab)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
critical
91729Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : xmlrpc-c vulnerabilities (USN-3013-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
critical
91726Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.10 / 16.04 LTS : expat vulnerabilities (USN-3010-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
91526FreeBSD : expat -- multiple vulnerabilities (c9c252f5-2def-11e6-ae88-002590263bf5)NessusFreeBSD Local Security Checks
high
91523Debian DLA-508-1 : expat security updateNessusDebian Local Security Checks
high
91506Debian DSA-3597-1 : expat - security updateNessusDebian Local Security Checks
high