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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2015-8710

The htmlParseComment function in HTMLparser.c in libxml2 allows attackers to obtain sensitive information, cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds heap memory access and application crash), or possibly have unspecified other impact via an unclosed HTML comment.
Publish Date : 2016-04-11 Last Update Date : 2016-11-29
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
7.5
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required 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-2015-8710

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Debian Debian Linux 7.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Debian Debian Linux 8.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Debian Debian Linux 2
Xmlsoft Libxml2 1

- References For CVE-2015-8710

http://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3430
DEBIAN DSA-3430
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/04/19/4
MLIST [oss-security] 20150419 libxml2 issue: out-of-bounds memory access when parsing an unclosed HTML comment
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/09/13/1
MLIST [oss-security] 20150913 Re: libxml2 issue: out-of-bounds memory access when parsing an unclosed HTML comment
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/12/31/7
MLIST [oss-security] 20151231 Re: libxml2 issue: out-of-bounds memory access when parsing an unclosed HTML comment
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/79811
BID 79811 libxml2 CVE-2015-8710 Out-of-bounds Memory Access Vulnerability Release Date:2016-09-30
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=746048 CONFIRM
https://git.gnome.org/browse/libxml2/commit/?id=e724879d964d774df9b7969fc846605aa1bac54c CONFIRM
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-1089.html
REDHAT RHSA-2016:1089
https://hackerone.com/reports/57125#activity-384861

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2015-8710

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


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