CVE-2016-5300

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Summary:

The XML parser in Expat does not use sufficient entropy for hash initialization, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via crafted identifiers in an XML document. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2012-0876.

Reference Links(if available):

  • http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/06/04/5
  • http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3597
  • http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/06/04/4
  • http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/bulletinjul2016-3090568.html
  • https://source.android.com/security/bulletin/2016-11-01.html
  • CVSS Score (if available)

    v2: / HIGHAV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

    v3: / HIGHCVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

    Links to Exploits(if available)