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Cent OS: CVE-2015-8242: CESA-2015:2549 (libxml2)

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Cent OS: CVE-2015-8242: CESA-2015:2549 (libxml2)

Severity
6
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P)
Published
12/15/2015
Created
07/25/2018
Added
12/01/2016
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

The xmlSAX2TextNode function in SAX2.c in the push interface in the HTML parser in libxml2 before 2.9.3 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (stack-based buffer over-read and application crash) or obtain sensitive information via crafted XML data.

Solution(s)

  • centos-upgrade-libxml2
  • centos-upgrade-libxml2-devel
  • centos-upgrade-libxml2-python
  • centos-upgrade-libxml2-static

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