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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Libxml2 Vendors:   xmlsoft.org
Libxml2 Out-of-Bounds Error in htmlParseNameComplex() Lets Remote Users Cause the Target Service to Crash
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1035011
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1035011
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-2073   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 12 2016
Impact:   Denial of service via network


Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Libxml2. A remote user can cause the target service to crash.

A remote user can create a specially crafted XML file that, when loaded by the target user or application, will trigger an out-of-bounds error in the htmlParseNameComplex() in 'HTMLparser.c' and cause the application to crash.

Qihoo 360 Codesafe Team reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target application to crash.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  www.xmlsoft.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jun 6 2016 (Ubuntu Issues Fix) Libxml2 Out-of-Bounds Error in htmlParseNameComplex() Lets Remote Users Cause the Target Service to Crash
Ubuntu has issued a fix for Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS, 15.10, and 16.04 LTS.
Dec 13 2016 (IBM Issues Fix for IBM Security Guardium) Libxml2 Out-of-Bounds Error in htmlParseNameComplex() Lets Remote Users Cause the Target Service to Crash
IBM has issued a fix for IBM Security Guardium.



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