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Ubuntu: USN-2834-1 (CVE-2015-5312): libxml2 vulnerabilities

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Ubuntu: USN-2834-1 (CVE-2015-5312): libxml2 vulnerabilities

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
12/14/2015
Created
07/25/2018
Added
12/15/2015
Modified
09/12/2020

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)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-libxml2

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