CVE-2017-5969

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Description

** DISPUTED ** 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

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

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

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/96188

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

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

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2017-04-11

Updated: 2017-11-11

Type: CWE-476

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 2.6

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

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 4.9

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

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 1

Severity: MEDIUM

Vulnerable Software

Configuration 1

OR

cpe:2.3:a:xmlsoft:libxml2:2.9.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Tenable Plugins

View all (13 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
135636EulerOS Virtualization 3.0.2.2 : libxml2 (EulerOS-SA-2020-1474)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
132161EulerOS 2.0 SP3 : libxml2 (EulerOS-SA-2019-2626)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
critical
131644EulerOS 2.0 SP2 : libxml2 (EulerOS-SA-2019-2491)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
130673EulerOS 2.0 SP5 : libxml2 (EulerOS-SA-2019-2211)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
critical
121739Photon OS 1.0: Libxml2 PHSA-2017-0039NessusPhotonOS Local Security Checks
high
111888Photon OS 1.0: Cairo / Go / Libxml2 / Openvswitch PHSA-2017-0039 (deprecated)NessusPhotonOS Local Security Checks
high
104492GLSA-201711-01 : libxml2: Multiple vulnerabilitiesNessusGentoo Local Security Checks
critical
104379macOS and Mac OS X Multiple Vulnerabilities (Security Update 2017-001 and 2017-004)NessusMacOS X Local Security Checks
critical
101351SUSE SLES11 Security Update : libxml2 (SUSE-SU-2017:1813-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
101189openSUSE Security Update : libxml2 (openSUSE-2017-754)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
101056SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : libxml2 (SUSE-SU-2017:1670-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
99492Fedora 24 : libxml2 (2017-be8574d593)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
critical
99491Fedora 25 : libxml2 (2017-a3a47973eb)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
critical