CVE Details

Release Date:2015-02-22


libxml2 2.9.2 does not properly stop parsing invalid input, whichallows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read and libxml2 crash) via crafted XML data to the (1) xmlParseEntityDecl or (2) xmlParseConditionalSections function in parser.c, as demonstrated by non-terminated entities.

See more information about CVE-2015-7941 from MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD

CVSS v2.0 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2.0 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score: 4 Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector: Network Attack Complexity: Low
Authentication: Requires single instance Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: None Availability Impact: None

Errata information

PlatformErrataRelease Date
Oracle Linux version 6 (libxml2)ELSA-2015-25492015-12-07
Oracle Linux version 7 (libxml2)ELSA-2015-25502015-12-07
Oracle VM version 3.3 (libxml2)OVMSA-2015-01522015-12-07
Oracle VM version 3.4 (libxml2)OVMSA-2015-01522015-12-07

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