CVE-2017-16932

high
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Description

parser.c in libxml2 before 2.9.5 does not prevent infinite recursion in parameter entities.

References

https://github.com/GNOME/libxml2/commit/899a5d9f0ed13b8e32449a08a361e0de127dd961

https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=759579

http://xmlsoft.org/news.html

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2017/11/msg00041.html

https://blog.clamav.net/2018/07/clamav-01001-has-been-released.html

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3739-1/

https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/[email protected]%3Cissues.bookkeeper.apache.org%3E

https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/[email protected]%3Cissues.bookkeeper.apache.org%3E

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2017-11-23

Updated: 2021-06-29

Type: CWE-835

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 10

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3

Base Score: 7.5

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

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: HIGH

Vulnerable Software

Configuration 1

OR

cpe:2.3:a:xmlsoft:libxml2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:* versions up to 2.9.4 (inclusive)

Tenable Plugins

View all (10 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
117567EulerOS Virtualization 2.5.0 : libxml2 (EulerOS-SA-2018-1258)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
critical
117566EulerOS Virtualization 2.5.1 : libxml2 (EulerOS-SA-2018-1257)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
critical
111517ClamAV < 0.100.1 Multiple VulnerabilitiesNessusMisc.
high
110970FreeBSD : clamav -- multiple vulnerabilities (d1e9d8c5-839b-11e8-9610-9c5c8e75236a)NessusFreeBSD Local Security Checks
high
110732EulerOS 2.0 SP3 : libxml2 (EulerOS-SA-2018-1156)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
critical
109487EulerOS 2.0 SP2 : libxml2 (EulerOS-SA-2018-1089)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
critical
109486EulerOS 2.0 SP1 : libxml2 (EulerOS-SA-2018-1088)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
critical
106707SUSE SLES11 Security Update : libxml2 (SUSE-SU-2018:0395-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
105037Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.04 / 17.10 : libxml2 vulnerability (USN-3504-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
104936Debian DLA-1194-1 : libxml2 security updateNessusDebian Local Security Checks
critical