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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2016-5300

The XML parser in Expat does not use sufficient entropy for hash initialization, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via crafted identifiers in an XML document. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2012-0876.
Publish Date : 2016-06-16 Last Update Date : 2019-01-23
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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 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 Service
CWE ID 399

- Products Affected By CVE-2016-5300

# 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 OS Google Android 4.4.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Google Android 5.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Google Android 5.1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Google Android 6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Google Android 6.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Libexpat Expat - Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Libexpat Expat 1.95.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Libexpat Expat 1.95.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Libexpat Expat 1.95.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Libexpat Expat 1.95.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Libexpat Expat 1.95.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Libexpat Expat 1.95.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Libexpat Expat 1.95.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Libexpat Expat 2.0.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Libexpat Expat 2.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Libexpat Expat 2.1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Libexpat Expat 2.1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Canonical Ubuntu Linux 4
Debian Debian Linux 1
Google Android 5
Libexpat Expat 12

- References For CVE-2016-5300 CONFIRM
GENTOO GLSA-201701-21
BID 91159 Expat CVE-2016-5300 Incomplete Fix Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2017-03-27 CONFIRM
MLIST [oss-security] 20160604 Re: expat hash collision fix too predictable? CONFIRM CONFIRM
MLIST [oss-security] 20160604 Re: expat hash collision fix too predictable?

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2016-5300

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