Bug 1281936 (CVE-2015-8241)

Summary: CVE-2015-8241 libxml2: Buffer overread with XML parser in xmlNextChar
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Adam Mariš <amaris>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact:
Severity: low Docs Contact:
Priority: low    
Version: unspecifiedCC: athmanem, carnil, c.david86, csutherl, dknox, erik-fedora, fedora-mingw, jclere, jdoyle, ktietz, lgao, mbabacek, mcermak, mturk, myarboro, ohudlick, rjones, sardella, slawomir, twalsh, veillard, weli
Target Milestone: ---Keywords: Security
Target Release: ---   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
A denial of service flaw was found in libxml2. A remote attacker could provide a specially crafted XML or HTML file that, when processed by an application using libxml2, would cause that application to leak potentially sensitive information.
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Last Closed: 2019-06-08 02:45:22 UTC Type: ---
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oVirt Team: --- RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:
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Bug Depends On: 1281939, 1281937, 1281938, 1284794, 1286495, 1286496, 1286497, 1323035    
Bug Blocks: 1274223, 1281961, 1318206    

Description Adam Mariš 2015-11-13 20:59:28 UTC
A buffer overread in xmlNextChar was found, causing segmentation fault when compiled with ASAN.

Upstream bug (contains reproducer):


Upstream patch:


Comment 1 Adam Mariš 2015-11-13 21:00:44 UTC
Created libxml2 tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1281937]

Comment 2 Adam Mariš 2015-11-13 21:00:53 UTC
Created mingw-libxml2 tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1281938]
Affects: epel-7 [bug 1281939]

Comment 3 Adam Mariš 2015-11-19 11:28:48 UTC

Name: the GNOME project
Upstream: Hugh Davenport

Comment 4 Adam Mariš 2015-11-19 12:58:48 UTC
CVE assignment:


Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2015-12-07 10:14:55 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2015:2549 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-2549.html

Comment 9 errata-xmlrpc 2015-12-07 12:01:02 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2015:2550 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-2550.html

Comment 13 errata-xmlrpc 2016-05-17 16:14:45 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

Via RHSA-2016:1089 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-1089.html