CVE Details

Release Date:2015-10-11


The xmlSAX2TextNode function in SAX2.c in the push interface in theHTML parser in libxml2 before 2.9.3 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (stack-based buffer over-read and application crash) or obtain sensitive information via crafted XML data.

See more information about CVE-2015-8242 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:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector: Network Attack Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None required 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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