CVE-2015-1819

NameCVE-2015-1819
DescriptionThe xmlreader in libxml allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via crafted XML data, related to an XML Entity Expansion (XEE) attack.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-266-1, DSA-3430-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs782782

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
libxml2 (PTS)wheezy2.8.0+dfsg1-7+wheezy5fixed
wheezy (security)2.8.0+dfsg1-7+wheezy11fixed
jessie (security), jessie2.9.1+dfsg1-5+deb8u5fixed
stretch (security), stretch2.9.4+dfsg1-2.2+deb9u1fixed
buster, sid2.9.4+dfsg1-5.1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
libxml2source(unstable)2.9.2+really2.9.1+dfsg1-0.1low782782
libxml2sourcejessie2.9.1+dfsg1-5+deb8u1mediumDSA-3430-1
libxml2sourcesqueeze2.7.8.dfsg-2+squeeze12mediumDLA-266-1
libxml2sourcewheezy2.8.0+dfsg1-7+wheezy5mediumDSA-3430-1

Notes

https://git.gnome.org/browse/libxml2/commit/?id=213f1fe0d76d30eaed6e5853057defc43e6df2c9
Concerns by Florian Weimer: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=748278

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