The xmlStringLenDecodeEntities function in parser.c in libxml2 before 2.9.3 does not properly prevent entity expansion, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via crafted XML data, a different vulnerability than CVE-2014-3660.
Published 2015-12-15 21:59:00
Updated 2019-03-08 16:06:37
Source Red Hat, Inc.
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Denial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2015-5312

0.61%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 76 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2015-5312

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
7.1
HIGH AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
8.6
6.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2015-5312

  • Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2015-5312

Products affected by CVE-2015-5312

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