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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2016-1762

The xmlNextChar function in libxml2 before 2.9.4 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (heap-based buffer over-read) via a crafted XML document.
Publish Date : 2016-03-23 Last Update Date : 2018-01-04
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
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 ServiceOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
RHSA-2016:1292: libxml2 security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20161292 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2016-1762

# 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 Application Apple Safari 9.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Apple Watchos 2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 12.04 ~~lts~~~ Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 14.04 ~~lts~~~ Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 15.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 16.04 ~~lts~~~ Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Debian Debian Linux 8.0 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 Safari 1
Apple Watchos 1
Canonical Ubuntu Linux 4
Debian Debian Linux 1

REDHAT RHSA-2016:1292
BID 85059 libxml2 CVE-2016-1762 Multiple Memory Corruption Vulnerabilities Release Date:2017-12-06
SECTRACK 1035353
APPLE APPLE-SA-2016-03-21-1
REDHAT RHSA-2016:2957
APPLE APPLE-SA-2016-03-21-5
APPLE APPLE-SA-2016-03-21-6

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2016-1762

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