CVE-2016-4472

Published on: 06/30/2016 12:00:00 AM UTC

Last Modified on: 03/23/2021 11:26:58 PM UTC

CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Certain versions of Ubuntu Linux from Canonical contain the following vulnerability:

The overflow protection in Expat is removed by compilers with certain optimization settings, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted XML data. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2015-1283 and CVE-2015-2716.

  • CVE-2016-4472 has been assigned by [email protected] to track the vulnerability - currently rated as HIGH severity.

CVSS3 Score: 8.1 - HIGH

Attack
Vector
Attack
Complexity
Privileges
Required
User
Interaction
NETWORK HIGH NONE NONE
Scope Confidentiality
Impact
Integrity
Impact
Availability
Impact
UNCHANGED HIGH HIGH HIGH

CVSS2 Score: 6.8 - MEDIUM

Access
Vector
Access
Complexity
Authentication
NETWORK MEDIUM NONE
Confidentiality
Impact
Integrity
Impact
Availability
Impact
PARTIAL PARTIAL PARTIAL

CVE References

Description Tags Link
Expat XML Parser / Code_GIT / Commit [f0bec7] Patch
sourceforge.net
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URL Logo CONFIRM sourceforge.net/p/expat/code_git/ci/f0bec73b018caa07d3e75ec8dd967f3785d71bde
USN-3013-1: XML-RPC for C and C++ vulnerabilities | Ubuntu Third Party Advisory
www.ubuntu.com
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URL Logo UBUNTU USN-3013-1
Expat: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 201701-21) — Gentoo Security security.gentoo.org
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URL Logo GENTOO GLSA-201701-21
Bug 1344251 – CVE-2016-4472 expat: Undefined behavior and pointer overflows Issue Tracking
bugzilla.redhat.com
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URL Logo CONFIRM bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1344251
[R2] PVS 5.2.0 Fixes Multiple Third-party Library Vulnerabilities - Security Advisory | Tenable Network Security www.tenable.com
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URL Logo CONFIRM www.tenable.com/security/tns-2016-20
Expat CVE-2016-4472 Incomplete Fix Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Third Party Advisory
VDB Entry
cve.report (archive)
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URL Logo BID 91528

Known Affected Configurations (CPE V2.3)

Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
Operating
System
CanonicalUbuntu Linux12.04AllAllAll
Operating
System
CanonicalUbuntu Linux12.04AllAllAll
ApplicationLibexpat ProjectLibexpatAllAllAllAll
  • cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*:
  • cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*:
  • cpe:2.3:a:libexpat_project:libexpat:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:

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