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CVE-2015-5312

Published: 26 November 2015

The xmlStringLenDecodeEntities function in parser.c in libxml2 before 2.9.3 does not properly prevent entity expansion, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via crafted XML data, a different vulnerability than CVE-2014-3660.

Priority

Low

Status

Package Release Status
libxml2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
precise
Released (2.7.8.dfsg-5.1ubuntu4.13)
trusty
Released (2.9.1+dfsg1-3ubuntu4.6)
upstream
Released (2.9.3)
vivid
Released (2.9.2+dfsg1-3ubuntu0.2)
wily
Released (2.9.2+zdfsg1-4ubuntu0.2)
Patches:
upstream: https://git.gnome.org/browse/libxml2/commit/?id=69030714cde66d525a8884bda01b9e8f0abf8e1e