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CVE-2016-3705

Published: 17 May 2016

The (1) xmlParserEntityCheck and (2) xmlParseAttValueComplex functions in parser.c in libxml2 2.9.3 do not properly keep track of the recursion depth, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (stack consumption and application crash) via a crafted XML document containing a large number of nested entity references.

Priority

Low

CVSS 3 base score: 7.5

Status

Package Release Status
libxml2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.9.4)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (2.9.3+dfsg1-1ubuntu0.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)
Released (2.9.1+dfsg1-3ubuntu4.8)
Patches:
Upstream: https://git.gnome.org/browse/libxml2/commit/?id=8f30bdff69edac9075f4663ce3b56b0c52d48ce6