CVE-2015-8710

NameCVE-2015-8710
DescriptionThe htmlParseComment function in HTMLparser.c in libxml2 allows attackers to obtain sensitive information, cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds heap memory access and application crash), or possibly have unspecified other impact via an unclosed HTML comment.
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 severityhigh (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs782985

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+wheezy9fixed
jessie2.9.1+dfsg1-5+deb8u4fixed
jessie (security)2.9.1+dfsg1-5+deb8u5fixed
stretch (security), stretch2.9.4+dfsg1-2.2+deb9u1fixed
buster, sid2.9.4+dfsg1-5fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
libxml2source(unstable)2.9.2+really2.9.1+dfsg1-0.1high782985
libxml2sourcejessie2.9.1+dfsg1-5+deb8u1highDSA-3430-1
libxml2sourcesqueeze2.7.8.dfsg-2+squeeze12highDLA-266-1
libxml2sourcewheezy2.8.0+dfsg1-7+wheezy5highDSA-3430-1

Notes

Added workaround item to reflect entry fixed status, remove once CVE assigned
CVE Request: http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/04/19/4
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=746048
https://git.gnome.org/browse/libxml2/commit/?id=e724879d964d774df9b7969fc846605aa1bac54c

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