It was discovered that libxml2 loaded external parameter entities even when entity substitution was disabled. A remote attacker able to provide a specially crafted XML file to an application linked against libxml2 could use this flaw to conduct XML External Entity (XXE) attacks, possibly resulting in a denial of service or an information leak on the system.
NOTE: The following CVSS v2.0 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.
|Base Score:||4.3||Base Metrics:||AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P|
|Access Vector:||Network||Attack Complexity:||Medium|
|Authentication:||None required||Confidentiality Impact:||None|
|Integrity Impact:||None||Availability Impact:||Partial|
|Oracle Linux version 6 (libxml2)||ELSA-2014-0513||2014-05-19|
|Oracle Linux version 7 (libxml2)||ELSA-2015-0749||2015-03-30|
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