CVE-2017-8872

NameCVE-2017-8872
DescriptionThe htmlParseTryOrFinish function in HTMLparser.c in libxml2 2.9.4 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (buffer over-read) or information disclosure.
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)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs862450

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
libxml2 (PTS)jessie (security), jessie2.9.1+dfsg1-5+deb8u6vulnerable
stretch (security), stretch2.9.4+dfsg1-2.2+deb9u2vulnerable
buster, sid2.9.4+dfsg1-7fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
libxml2source(unstable)2.9.4+dfsg1-6.1medium862450

Notes

[stretch] - libxml2 <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - libxml2 <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[wheezy] - libxml2 <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=775200

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