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Ubuntu: USN-2812-1 (CVE-2015-7942): libxml2 vulnerabilities

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Ubuntu: USN-2812-1 (CVE-2015-7942): libxml2 vulnerabilities

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
11/16/2015
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/23/2015
Modified
09/19/2017

Description

The xmlParseConditionalSections function in parser.c in libxml2 does not properly skip intermediary entities when it stops parsing invalid input, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read and crash) via crafted XML data, a different vulnerability than CVE-2015-7941.

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-libxml2

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