Rapid7 Vulnerability & Exploit Database

Red Hat: CVE-2016-3627: Important: libxml2 security update (RHSA-2016:1292)

Back to Search

Red Hat: CVE-2016-3627: Important: libxml2 security update (RHSA-2016:1292)

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
05/17/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
07/29/2016
Modified
01/17/2018

Description

The xmlStringGetNodeList function in tree.c in libxml2 2.9.3 and earlier, when used in recovery mode, allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite recursion, stack consumption, and application crash) via a crafted XML document.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-libxml2
  • redhat-upgrade-libxml2-debuginfo
  • redhat-upgrade-libxml2-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-libxml2-python
  • redhat-upgrade-libxml2-static

With Rapid7 live dashboards, I have a clear view of all the assets on my network, which ones can be exploited, and what I need to do in order to reduce the risk in my environment in real-time. No other tool gives us that kind of value and insight.

– Scott Cheney, Manager of Information Security, Sierra View Medical Center

;