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CVE-2017-18258 Detail

Current Description

The xz_head function in xzlib.c in libxml2 before 2.9.6 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a crafted LZMA file, because the decoder functionality does not restrict memory usage to what is required for a legitimate file.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 6.5 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

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Hyperlink Resource
https://git.gnome.org/browse/libxml2/commit/?id=e2a9122b8dde53d320750451e9907a7dcb2ca8bb Patch Vendor Advisory
https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=SB10284
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/09/msg00035.html
https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20190719-0001/
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3739-1/

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-770 Allocation of Resources Without Limits or Throttling NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:xmlsoft:libxml2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (excluding)
2.9.6


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-18258
NVD Published Date:
04/08/2018
NVD Last Modified:
10/02/2019