F5 Networks BIG-IP : Expat XML library vulnerability (K70938105)
High Nessus Plugin ID 94301
SynopsisThe remote device is missing a vendor-supplied security patch.
DescriptionThe XML parser in Expat does not use sufficient entropy for hash initialization, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via crafted identifiers in an XML document. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2012-0876. (CVE-2016-5300)
An attacker may be able to cause a denial-of-service (DoS) attack by way ofcrafted identifiers in an XML document.
SolutionUpgrade to one of the non-vulnerable versions listed in the F5 Solution K70938105.