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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2016-0718

Expat allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a malformed input document, which triggers a buffer overflow.
Publish Date : 2016-05-26 Last Update Date : 2021-07-31
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceExecute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
RHSA-2016:2824: expat security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20162824 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-2016-0718

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Apple Mac Os X * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 12.04 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 14.04 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 16.04 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Debian Debian Linux 8.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Libexpat Project Libexpat * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Mozilla Firefox * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Opensuse Leap 42.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Opensuse Opensuse 13.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Opensuse Opensuse 13.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Suse Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11 SP4 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 12.0 SP1 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 OS Suse Linux Enterprise Server 12 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 OS Suse Linux Enterprise Server 12.0 SP1 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 OS Suse Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP4 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 OS Suse Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 OS Suse Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12.0 SP1 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Suse Studio Onsite 1.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Apple Mac Os X 1
Canonical Ubuntu Linux 3
Debian Debian Linux 1
Libexpat Project Libexpat 1
Mozilla Firefox 1
Opensuse Leap 1
Opensuse Opensuse 2
Suse Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 1
Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 2
Suse Linux Enterprise Server 3
Suse Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 3
Suse Studio Onsite 1

- References For CVE-2016-0718
REDHAT RHSA-2018:2486
SUSE SUSE-SU-2016:1512
SECTRACK 1036415
SECTRACK 1037705
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2016:2026
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2016:1964
FULLDISC 20170227 CVE-2016-9892 - Remote Code Execution as Root via ESET Endpoint Antivirus 6
APPLE APPLE-SA-2016-07-18-1
MLIST [oss-security] 20160517 CVE-2016-0718: Expat XML Parser Crashes on Malformed Input
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2016:1441
BID 90729 Expat CVE-2016-0718 Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2017-09-25 CONFIRM CONFIRM CONFIRM
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2016:1523
SUSE SUSE-SU-2016:1508

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2016-0718

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

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