CVE-2017-9233

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Description

XML External Entity vulnerability in libexpat 2.2.0 and earlier (Expat XML Parser Library) allows attackers to put the parser in an infinite loop using a malformed external entity definition from an external DTD.

References

https://libexpat.github.io/doc/cve-2017-9233/

https://github.com/libexpat/libexpat/blob/master/expat/Changes

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2017/06/17/7

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/99276

http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1039427

https://support.apple.com/HT208144

https://support.apple.com/HT208115

https://support.apple.com/HT208113

https://support.apple.com/HT208112

http://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3898

https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K03244804

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: 2017-07-25

Updated: 2021-06-29

Type: CWE-611

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:libexpat_project:libexpat:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:* versions up to 2.2.0 (inclusive)

Tenable Plugins

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IDNameProductFamilySeverity
135607EulerOS Virtualization 3.0.2.2 : expat (EulerOS-SA-2020-1445)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
critical
134106SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : python3 (SUSE-SU-2020:0497-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
131587EulerOS 2.0 SP2 : expat (EulerOS-SA-2019-2433)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
critical
130718EulerOS 2.0 SP3 : expat (EulerOS-SA-2019-2256)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
critical
128938EulerOS Virtualization for ARM 64 3.0.2.0 : expat (EulerOS-SA-2019-1935)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
128819EulerOS 2.0 SP5 : expat (EulerOS-SA-2019-1896)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
high
124206F5 Networks BIG-IP : XML vulnerability (K03244804)NessusF5 Networks Local Security Checks
high
700542Apple iOS < 11.0.1 Multiple VulnerabilitiesNessus Network MonitorMobile Devices
critical
700511macOS < 10.13 Multiple VulnerabilitiesNessus Network MonitorOperating System Detection
critical
110934FreeBSD : expat -- multiple vulnerabilities (e375ff3f-7fec-11e8-8088-28d244aee256)NessusFreeBSD Local Security Checks
critical
109594FreeBSD : python 2.7 -- multiple vulnerabilities (8719b935-8bae-41ad-92ba-3c826f651219)NessusFreeBSD Local Security Checks
critical
109583Slackware 14.0 / 14.1 / 14.2 / current : python (SSA:2018-124-01)NessusSlackware Local Security Checks
critical
103796FreeBSD : Python 2.7 -- multiple vulnerabilities (9164f51e-ae20-11e7-a633-009c02a2ab30)NessusFreeBSD Local Security Checks
critical
103598macOS < 10.13 Multiple VulnerabilitiesNessusMacOS X Local Security Checks
critical
103424Slackware 14.0 / 14.1 / 14.2 / current : python (SSA:2017-266-02)NessusSlackware Local Security Checks
critical
103420Apple iOS < 11 Multiple VulnerabilitiesNessusMobile Devices
critical
102989SUSE SLES11 Security Update : expat (SUSE-SU-2017:2375-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
102946openSUSE Security Update : expat (openSUSE-2017-993)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
102854SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : expat (SUSE-SU-2017:2299-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
101835Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 / 17.04 : expat vulnerability (USN-3356-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
101789Slackware 13.0 / 13.1 / 13.37 / 14.0 / 14.1 / 14.2 / current : expat (SSA:2017-199-01)NessusSlackware Local Security Checks
high
101578Fedora 26 : expat (2017-18601ad5d2)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
critical
101509Fedora 24 : expat (2017-a44f9aa38b)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
critical
101499Fedora 25 : expat (2017-2c5635cd97)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
critical
101035Debian DSA-3898-1 : expat - security updateNessusDebian Local Security Checks
critical
100850Debian DLA-990-1 : expat security updateNessusDebian Local Security Checks
high