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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2015-8242

The xmlSAX2TextNode function in SAX2.c in the push interface in the HTML 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.
Publish Date : 2015-12-15 Last Update Date : 2017-09-13
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
5.8
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceOverflowObtain Information
CWE ID 119

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
RHSA-2015:2549: libxml2 security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20152549 unix
RHSA-2015:2550: libxml2 security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20152550 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2015-8242

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Apple Apple Tv 9.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Apple Iphone Os 9.2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Apple Mac Os X 10.11.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Apple Watchos 2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 12.04 ~~lts~~~ Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 14.04 ~~lts~~~ Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 15.04 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 15.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application HP Icewall Federation Agent 3.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application HP Icewall File Manager 3.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Desktop 6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Hpc Node 6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Server 6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Workstation 6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.9.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Apple Apple Tv 1
Apple Iphone Os 1
Apple Mac Os X 1
Apple Watchos 1
Canonical Ubuntu Linux 4
HP Icewall Federation Agent 1
HP Icewall File Manager 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux Desktop 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux Hpc Node 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux Server 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux Workstation 1
Xmlsoft Libxml2 1

- References For CVE-2015-8242

https://h20566.www2.hpe.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay?docId=emr_na-c04944172 CONFIRM
https://support.apple.com/HT206167 CONFIRM
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2834-1
UBUNTU USN-2834-1
http://xmlsoft.org/news.html CONFIRM
https://support.apple.com/HT206166 CONFIRM
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-37
GENTOO GLSA-201701-37
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/11/18/23
MLIST [oss-security] 20151118 Re: Buffer overflow in libxml2
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/bulletinjan2016-2867206.html CONFIRM
https://support.apple.com/HT206168 CONFIRM
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/77681
BID 77681 libxml2 Out of Bounds Read Multiple Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities Release Date:2016-07-22
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/linuxbulletinoct2015-2719645.html CONFIRM
https://git.gnome.org/browse/libxml2/commit/?id=8fb4a770075628d6441fb17a1e435100e2f3b1a2 CONFIRM
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1281950 CONFIRM
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2016/Mar/msg00002.html
APPLE APPLE-SA-2016-03-21-3
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2016/Mar/msg00004.html
APPLE APPLE-SA-2016-03-21-5
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=756372 CONFIRM
https://support.apple.com/HT206169 CONFIRM
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1034243
SECTRACK 1034243
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2015-12/msg00120.html
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2015:2372
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2016-01/msg00031.html
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2016:0106
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/11/17/5
MLIST [oss-security] 20151118 Buffer overflow in libxml2
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-1089.html
REDHAT RHSA-2016:1089
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-2550.html
REDHAT RHSA-2015:2550
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-2549.html
REDHAT RHSA-2015:2549
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=145382616617563&w=2
HP HPSBGN03537
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2016/Mar/msg00001.html
APPLE APPLE-SA-2016-03-21-2
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2016/Mar/msg00000.html
APPLE APPLE-SA-2016-03-21-1

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2015-8242

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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