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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2016-1840

Heap-based buffer overflow in the xmlFAParsePosCharGroup function in libxml2 before 2.9.4, as used in Apple iOS before 9.3.2, OS X before 10.11.5, tvOS before 9.2.1, and watchOS before 2.2.1, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via a crafted XML document.
Publish Date : 2016-05-20 Last Update Date : 2018-01-04
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
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 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 ServiceExecute CodeOverflowMemory corruption
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-2016-1840

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Apple Apple Tv 9.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Apple Iphone Os 9.3.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Apple Mac Os X 10.11.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Apple Watchos 2.2 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 15.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 16.04 ~~lts~~~ Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 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 Watchos 1
Canonical Ubuntu Linux 4
Debian Debian Linux 1

- References For CVE-2016-1840 CONFIRM CONFIRM CONFIRM
BID 90691 Apple Mac OS X/watchOS/iOS/tvOS Multiple Security Vulnerabilities Release Date:2017-12-06
REDHAT RHSA-2016:2957
APPLE APPLE-SA-2016-05-16-1
SECTRACK 1035890
APPLE APPLE-SA-2016-05-16-2

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2016-1840

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