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Security Bulletin: Multiple libxml2 vulnerabilities affect the Sametime Media Server

Security Bulletin


Summary

Multiple libxml2 vulnerabilities affect the Sametime Media Server

Vulnerability Details


CVEID: CVE-2015-1819

DESCRIPTION:
 Libxml is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an XML External Entity Injection (XXE) error in the xmlreader when processing XML data. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to consume all available memory resources.

CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/107272 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2016-3705

DESCRIPTION:
 libxml2 is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow, caused by an out-of-bounds read of xmlParserEntityCheck() and xmlParseAttValueComplex() functions in parser.c. By persuading a victim to open a specially crafted XML file, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.

CVSS Base Score: 6.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/112885 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2015-5312

DESCRIPTION:
 An unspecified error in Libxml2 related to an entity expansion flaw has an unknown impact and attack vector.

CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/108319 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2015-7497


DESCRIPTION:
 Libxml2 is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a heap-based buffer overflow in the xmlDictComputeFastQKey() function. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.


CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/108320 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2015-7498


DESCRIPTION:
 An unspecified error in Libxml2 related to the processing of entities after encoding conversion failures have occurred has an unknown impact and attack vector.


CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/108321 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2015-7499


DESCRIPTION:
 An unspecified error in Libxml2 related to some parser errors has an unknown impact and attack vector.


CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/108322 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N)

CVEID: CVE-2015-7500


DESCRIPTION:
 Libxml2 is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a memory access error when handling invalid entity boundaries. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.


CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/108323 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2015-7941


DESCRIPTION:
 Libxml2 is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a heap-based buffer overflow in the xmlParseEntityDecl or xmlParseConditionalSections function. By using a specially-crafted XML data, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to trigger an out-of-bounds read and cause the system to crash.


CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/108071 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2015-7942


DESCRIPTION:
 Libxml2 is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a heap-based buffer overflow in the xmlParseConditionalSections function. By using a specially-crafted XML data, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to trigger an out-of-bounds read and cause the system to crash.


CVSS Base Score: 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/108073 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

CVEID: CVE-2015-8710

DESCRIPTION:
 Libxml2 is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an out-of-bounds memory access when parsing an unclosed HTML comment. By not closing out an HTML comment, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to trigger an out-of-bounds read and cause the system to crash.

CVSS Base Score: 5.3
CVSS Temporal Score: See https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/110076 for the current score
CVSS Environmental Score*: Undefined
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L)

Affected Products and Versions

Sametime Media Server 9

Remediation/Fixes

Install Sametime 9.0.1

Workarounds and Mitigations

None available

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References

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Change History

21 June 2016: First version published

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Document information

More support for: IBM Sametime
Audio/Voice chat

Software version: 9.0, 9.0.0.1

Operating system(s): Linux, Windows

Reference #: 1985337

Modified date: 21 June 2016