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Alpine Linux: CVE-2015-7941: libxml2 out-of-bounds memory access and heap-buffer-overflow

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Alpine Linux: CVE-2015-7941: libxml2 out-of-bounds memory access and heap-buffer-overflow

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
11/18/2015
Created
07/25/2018
Added
08/30/2017
Modified
09/22/2017

Description

libxml2 2.9.2 does not properly stop parsing invalid input, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read and libxml2 crash) via crafted XML data to the (1) xmlParseEntityDecl or (2) xmlParseConditionalSections function in parser.c, as demonstrated by non-terminated entities.

Solution(s)

  • alpine-linux-upgrade-libxml2

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