CVE-2016-0718

NameCVE-2016-0718
DescriptionExpat allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a malformed input document, which triggers a buffer overflow.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-483-1, DSA-3582-1
NVD severityhigh (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
expat (PTS)wheezy2.1.0-1+deb7u2vulnerable
wheezy (security)2.1.0-1+deb7u5fixed
jessie (security), jessie2.1.0-6+deb8u4fixed
stretch (security), stretch2.2.0-2+deb9u1fixed
buster, sid2.2.3-1fixed
firefox (PTS)sid56.0-2fixed
firefox-esr (PTS)wheezy (security)52.4.0esr-2~deb7u1fixed
jessie45.9.0esr-1~deb8u1fixed
jessie (security)52.4.0esr-1~deb8u1fixed
stretch (security), stretch52.4.0esr-1~deb9u1fixed
buster, sid52.4.0esr-2fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
expatsource(unstable)2.1.1-2high
expatsourcejessie2.1.0-6+deb8u2highDSA-3582-1
expatsourcewheezy2.1.0-1+deb7u3highDLA-483-1
firefoxsource(unstable)48.0-1unimportant
firefox-esrsource(unstable)(not affected)

Notes

- firefox-esr <not-affected> (Doesn't affect Firefox ESR)
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/advisories/mfsa2016-68/
Firefox links dynamically against expat

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