CVE Details

Release Date:2015-10-22


The xmlParseConditionalSections function in parser.c in libxml2 doesnot 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.

See more information about CVE-2015-7942 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: 4.3 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

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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