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Amazon Linux AMI: Security patch for libxml2 (ALAS-2015-628) (multiple CVEs)

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Amazon Linux AMI: Security patch for libxml2 (ALAS-2015-628) (multiple CVEs)

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
12/15/2015
Created
07/25/2018
Added
12/18/2015
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

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.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-libxml2
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-libxml2-debuginfo
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-libxml2-devel
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-libxml2-python26
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-libxml2-python27
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-libxml2-static

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-libxml2
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-libxml2-debuginfo
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-libxml2-devel
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-libxml2-python26
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-libxml2-python27
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-libxml2-static

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