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Bug 564240 (CVE-2015-7942) - <dev-libs/libxml2-2.9.2-r4: Crafted xml causes out of bound memory access
Summary: <dev-libs/libxml2-2.9.2-r4: Crafted xml causes out of bound memory access
Alias: CVE-2015-7942
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: B3 [noglsa]
Depends on: CVE-2015-8710
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Reported: 2015-10-27 08:36 UTC by Agostino Sarubbo
Modified: 2016-07-19 12:08 UTC (History)
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Description Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2015-10-27 08:36:51 UTC
From ${URL} :

Description : Out of bound read in libxml2 with crafted xml input. It is
detected using Fuzzer - American fuzzy loop.

Reported discussion :

Upstream Fixes :


@maintainer(s): after the bump, in case we need to stabilize the package, please let us know if it is ready for the stabilization or not.
Comment 1 Gilles Dartiguelongue gentoo-dev 2015-11-09 20:38:10 UTC
Upstream patches applied in 2.9.2-r2.
Comment 2 Aaron Bauman Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2016-07-19 12:08:18 UTC

The xmlParseConditionalSections function in parser.c in libxml2 does not 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.

Once again, not sure why this is counted as a common package.  Re-designating to B3.

GLSA Vote: No