CVE-2017-5969

LOW

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 v2.0

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 v3.0

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