CVE-2016-1762

NameCVE-2016-1762
DescriptionThe xmlNextChar function in libxml2 before 2.9.4 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (heap-based buffer over-read) via a crafted XML document.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-503-1, DSA-3593-1
NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
libxml2 (PTS)jessie2.9.1+dfsg1-5+deb8u6fixed
jessie (security)2.9.1+dfsg1-5+deb8u8fixed
stretch (security), stretch2.9.4+dfsg1-2.2+deb9u2fixed
buster2.9.4+dfsg1-7fixed
bullseye2.9.4+dfsg1-8fixed
sid2.9.10+dfsg-3fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
libxml2source(unstable)2.9.3+dfsg1-1.1
libxml2sourcejessie2.9.1+dfsg1-5+deb8u2DSA-3593-1
libxml2sourcewheezy2.8.0+dfsg1-7+wheezy6DLA-503-1

Notes

https://git.gnome.org/browse/libxml2/commit/?id=a7a94612aa3b16779e2c74e1fa353b5d9786c602
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=759671

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