CVE-2017-18258

MEDIUM

Description

The xz_head function in xzlib.c in libxml2 before 2.9.6 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a crafted LZMA file, because the decoder functionality does not restrict memory usage to what is required for a legitimate file.

References

https://git.gnome.org/browse/libxml2/commit/?id=e2a9122b8dde53d320750451e9907a7dcb2ca8bb

https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=SB10284

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/09/msg00035.html

https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20190719-0001/

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

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2018-04-08

Updated: 2019-10-03

Type: CWE-770

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

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

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 8.6

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.5

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

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 2.8

Severity: MEDIUM