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HistoryJun 06, 2016 - 12:00 a.m.

libxml2 vulnerabilities

2016-06-0600:00:00
ubuntu.com
70

8.6 High

AI Score

Confidence

High

0.036 Low

EPSS

Percentile

91.6%

Releases

  • Ubuntu 16.04 ESM
  • Ubuntu 15.10
  • Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
  • Ubuntu 12.04

Packages

  • libxml2 - GNOME XML library

Details

It was discovered that libxml2 incorrectly handled certain malformed
documents. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a
specially crafted document, an attacker could possibly cause libxml2 to
crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2015-8806, CVE-2016-2073,
CVE-2016-3627, CVE-2016-3705, CVE-2016-4447)

It was discovered that libxml2 incorrectly handled certain malformed
documents. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a
specially crafted document, an attacker could cause libxml2 to crash,
resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2016-1762, CVE-2016-1834)

Mateusz Jurczyk discovered that libxml2 incorrectly handled certain
malformed documents. If a user or automated system were tricked into
opening a specially crafted document, an attacker could cause libxml2 to
crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2016-1833, CVE-2016-1838, CVE-2016-1839)

Wei Lei and Liu Yang discovered that libxml2 incorrectly handled certain
malformed documents. If a user or automated system were tricked into
opening a specially crafted document, an attacker could cause libxml2 to
crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2016-1835, CVE-2016-1837)

Wei Lei and Liu Yang discovered that libxml2 incorrectly handled certain
malformed documents. If a user or automated system were tricked into
opening a specially crafted document, an attacker could cause libxml2 to
crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary
code. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 15.10 and
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2016-1836)

Kostya Serebryany discovered that libxml2 incorrectly handled certain
malformed documents. If a user or automated system were tricked into
opening a specially crafted document, an attacker could cause libxml2 to
crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2016-1840)

It was discovered that libxml2 would load certain XML external entities. If
a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted
document, an attacker could possibly obtain access to arbitrary files or
cause resource consumption. (CVE-2016-4449)

Gustavo Grieco discovered that libxml2 incorrectly handled certain
malformed documents. If a user or automated system were tricked into
opening a specially crafted document, an attacker could possibly cause
libxml2 to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2016-4483)

OSVersionArchitecturePackageVersionFilename
Ubuntu16.04noarchlibxml2< 2.9.3+dfsg1-1ubuntu0.1UNKNOWN
Ubuntu16.04noarchlibxml2-dbg< 2.9.3+dfsg1-1ubuntu0.1UNKNOWN
Ubuntu16.04noarchlibxml2-dbgsym< 2.9.3+dfsg1-1ubuntu0.1UNKNOWN
Ubuntu16.04noarchlibxml2-dev< 2.9.3+dfsg1-1ubuntu0.1UNKNOWN
Ubuntu16.04noarchlibxml2-dev-dbgsym< 2.9.3+dfsg1-1ubuntu0.1UNKNOWN
Ubuntu16.04noarchlibxml2-doc< 2.9.3+dfsg1-1ubuntu0.1UNKNOWN
Ubuntu16.04noarchlibxml2-udeb< 2.9.3+dfsg1-1ubuntu0.1UNKNOWN
Ubuntu16.04noarchlibxml2-udeb-dbgsym< 2.9.3+dfsg1-1ubuntu0.1UNKNOWN
Ubuntu16.04noarchlibxml2-utils< 2.9.3+dfsg1-1ubuntu0.1UNKNOWN
Ubuntu16.04noarchlibxml2-utils-dbg< 2.9.3+dfsg1-1ubuntu0.1UNKNOWN
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