the ultimate security vulnerability data source
(e.g.: CVE-2009-1234 or 2010-1234 or 20101234)
Log In   Register
  Take a third party risk management course for FREE
Vulnerability Feeds & WidgetsNew  

Vulnerability Details : CVE-2015-8242

The xmlSAX2TextNode function in SAX2.c in the push interface in the HTML parser in libxml2 before 2.9.3 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (stack-based buffer over-read and application crash) or obtain sensitive information via crafted XML data.
Publish Date : 2015-12-15 Last Update Date : 2019-03-08
Search Twitter   Search YouTube   Search Google

- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceOverflowObtain Information
CWE ID 119

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
RHSA-2015:2549: libxml2 security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20152549 unix
RHSA-2015:2550: libxml2 security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20152550 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2015-8242

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Apple Iphone Os * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Apple Mac Os X * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Apple Tvos * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Apple Watchos * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 12.04 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 14.04 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 15.04 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 15.10 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application HP Icewall Federation Agent 3.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application HP Icewall File Manager 3.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Desktop 6.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Hpc Node 6.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Server 6.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux Workstation 6.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Apple Iphone Os 1
Apple Mac Os X 1
Apple Tvos 1
Apple Watchos 1
Canonical Ubuntu Linux 4
HP Icewall Federation Agent 1
HP Icewall File Manager 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux Desktop 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux Hpc Node 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux Server 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux Workstation 1
Xmlsoft Libxml2 1

- References For CVE-2015-8242 CONFIRM
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2016:0106
BID 77681 libxml2 Out of Bounds Read Multiple Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities Release Date:2016-07-22
SECTRACK 1034243
APPLE APPLE-SA-2016-03-21-5
REDHAT RHSA-2015:2550
MLIST [oss-security] 20151118 Buffer overflow in libxml2
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2015:2372
MLIST [oss-security] 20151118 Re: Buffer overflow in libxml2 CONFIRM
REDHAT RHSA-2015:2549

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2015-8242

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

CVE is a registred trademark of the MITRE Corporation and the authoritative source of CVE content is MITRE's CVE web site. CWE is a registred trademark of the MITRE Corporation and the authoritative source of CWE content is MITRE's CWE web site. OVAL is a registered trademark of The MITRE Corporation and the authoritative source of OVAL content is MITRE's OVAL web site.
Use of this information constitutes acceptance for use in an AS IS condition. There are NO warranties, implied or otherwise, with regard to this information or its use. Any use of this information is at the user's risk. It is the responsibility of user to evaluate the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, opinion, advice or other content. EACH USER WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY consequences of his or her direct or indirect use of this web site. ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. This site will NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT or any other kind of loss.