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Oracle Linux: (CVE-2016-1762) ELSA-2016-1292: libxml2 security update

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Oracle Linux: (CVE-2016-1762) ELSA-2016-1292: libxml2 security update

Severity
6
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P)
Published
03/23/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
06/23/2016
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

The xmlNextChar function in libxml2 before 2.9.4 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (heap-based buffer over-read) via a crafted XML document.

Solution(s)

  • oracle-linux-upgrade-libxml2
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-libxml2-devel
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-libxml2-python
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-libxml2-static

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