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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2016-4447

The xmlParseElementDecl function in parser.c in libxml2 before 2.9.4 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (heap-based buffer underread and application crash) via a crafted file, involving xmlParseName.
Publish Date : 2016-06-09 Last Update Date : 2018-01-04
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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 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-2016-4447

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Apple Apple Tv 9.2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Apple Iphone Os 9.3.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Apple Itunes 12.4.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Apple Mac Os X 10.11.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Apple Watchos 2.2.1 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 7.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Debian Debian Linux 8.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application HP Icewall Federation Agent 3.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Oracle Vm Server 3.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS Oracle Vm Server 3.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.9.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Apple Apple Tv 1
Apple Iphone Os 1
Apple Itunes 1
Apple Mac Os X 1
Apple Watchos 1
Canonical Ubuntu Linux 4
Debian Debian Linux 2
HP Icewall Federation Agent 1
Oracle Vm Server 2
Xmlsoft Libxml2 1

APPLE APPLE-SA-2016-07-18-4
APPLE APPLE-SA-2016-07-18-6
BID 90864 Libxml2 'xmlParseName' CVE-2016-4447 Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2017-12-06 CONFIRM
SLACKWARE SSA:2016-148-01
MLIST [oss-security] 20160525 3 libxml2 issues
APPLE APPLE-SA-2016-07-18-3
APPLE APPLE-SA-2016-07-18-1
APPLE APPLE-SA-2016-07-18-2

- Vulnerability Conditions

Vulnerability is valid if product versions listed below are used TOGETHER WITH(AND)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2016-4447

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

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