CVE-2016-4447

NameCVE-2016-4447
DescriptionThe xmlParseElementDecl function in parser.c in libxml2 before 2.9.4 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (heap-based buffer underread and application crash) via a crafted file, involving xmlParseName.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-503-1, DSA-3593-1

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
libxml2 (PTS)bullseye (security), bullseye2.9.10+dfsg-6.7+deb11u4fixed
bookworm2.9.14+dfsg-1.3~deb12u1fixed
trixie2.9.14+dfsg-1.3fixed
sid2.12.7+dfsg-3fixed

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

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

Notes

https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=759573
https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/libxml2/-/commit/00906759053986b8079985644172085f74331f83 (v2.9.4)

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