CVE-2016-3705

Priority
Description
The (1) xmlParserEntityCheck and (2) xmlParseAttValueComplex functions in
parser.c in libxml2 2.9.3 do not properly keep track of the recursion
depth, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of
service (stack consumption and application crash) via a crafted XML
document containing a large number of nested entity references.
Assigned-to
mdeslaur
Package
Upstream:released (2.9.4)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):released (2.7.8.dfsg-5.1ubuntu4.15)
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr):released (2.9.1+dfsg1-3ubuntu4.8)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):released (2.9.3+dfsg1-1ubuntu0.1)
Patches:
Upstream:https://git.gnome.org/browse/libxml2/commit/?id=8f30bdff69edac9075f4663ce3b56b0c52d48ce6
More Information

Updated: 2019-01-14 22:26:07 UTC (commit 51f9b73af244ba86b9321e46e526586c25a8e060)