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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2016-4472

The overflow protection in Expat is removed by compilers with certain optimization settings, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted XML data. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2015-1283 and CVE-2015-2716.
Publish Date : 2016-06-30 Last Update Date : 2017-11-02
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
6.8
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 CodeOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Products Affected By CVE-2016-4472

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 12.04 ~~lts~~~ Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Libexpat Expat 2.1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Canonical Ubuntu Linux 1
Libexpat Expat 1

- References For CVE-2016-4472

https://sourceforge.net/p/expat/code_git/ci/f0bec73b018caa07d3e75ec8dd967f3785d71bde CONFIRM
https://www.tenable.com/security/tns-2016-20 CONFIRM
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/91528
BID 91528 Expat CVE-2016-4472 Incomplete Fix Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Release Date:2017-03-27
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1344251 CONFIRM
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-3013-1
UBUNTU USN-3013-1
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-21
GENTOO GLSA-201701-21

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2016-4472

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


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