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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2016-3627

The xmlStringGetNodeList function in tree.c in libxml2 2.9.3 and earlier, when used in recovery mode, allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite recursion, stack consumption, and application crash) via a crafted XML document.
Publish Date : 2016-05-17 Last Update Date : 2018-10-30
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
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 Service

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
RHSA-2016:1292: libxml2 security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20161292 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-2016-3627

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 12.04 ~~lts~~~ Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 14.04 ~~lts~~~ Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 15.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 16.04 ~~lts~~~ Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Debian Debian Linux 8.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application HP Icewall Federation Agent 3.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application HP Icewall File Manager 3.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Opensuse Leap 42.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.9.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Canonical Ubuntu Linux 4
Debian Debian Linux 1
HP Icewall Federation Agent 1
HP Icewall File Manager 1
Opensuse Leap 1
Xmlsoft Libxml2 1

- References For CVE-2016-3627
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2016:1298
REDHAT RHSA-2016:1292
BID 84992 Libxml2 'malloc.c' CVE-2016-3627 Denial of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2017-12-06
MLIST [oss-security] 20160321 CVE request: Stack exhaustion in libxml2 parsing xml files in recover mode CONFIRM CONFIRM
REDHAT RHSA-2016:2957
MLIST [oss-security] 20160321 Re: CVE request: Stack exhaustion in libxml2 parsing xml files in recover mode
FULLDISC 20160503 CVE-2016-3627 CVE-2016-3705: libxml2: stack overflow in xml validator (parser)
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2016:1446
SECTRACK 1035335

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2016-3627

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