CVE-2017-5969

medium

Description

libxml2 2.9.4, when used in recover mode, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference) via a crafted XML document. NOTE: The maintainer states "I would disagree of a CVE with the Recover parsing option which should only be used for manual recovery at least for XML parser.

References

https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=778519

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2022/04/msg00004.html

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201711-01

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/11/05/3

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2017/02/13/1

Details

Source: Mitre, NVD

Published: 2017-04-11

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 2.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Severity: Low

CVSS v3

Base Score: 4.7

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

Severity: Medium