The xmlParseXMLDecl function in parser.c in libxml2 before 2.9.3 allows context-dependent attackers to obtain sensitive information via an (1) unterminated encoding value or (2) incomplete XML declaration in XML data, which triggers an out-of-bounds heap read.
Published 2015-12-15 21:59:10
Updated 2017-09-14 01:29:04
Source MITRE
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Vulnerability category: Overflow

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2015-8317

0.96%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 81 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2015-8317

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
5.0
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
10.0
2.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2015-8317

  • The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it reads from or writes to a memory location outside the buffer's intended boundary. This may result in read or write operations on unexpected memory locations that could be linked to other variables, data structures, or internal program data.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2015-8317

Products affected by CVE-2015-8317

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