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CVE-2016-4449

Published: 30 May 2016

XML external entity (XXE) vulnerability in the xmlStringLenDecodeEntities function in parser.c in libxml2 before 2.9.4, when not in validating mode, allows context-dependent attackers to read arbitrary files or cause a denial of service (resource consumption) via unspecified vectors.

Priority

Low

CVSS 3 base score: 7.1

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=b1d34de46a11323fccffa9fadeb33be670d602f5