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CVE-2017-5969 Detail

Current 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."

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  04/11/2017      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-5969
Original release date:
04/11/2017
Last revised:
11/10/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 3.0):
CVSS v3 Base Score:
4.7 Medium
Vector:
CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H (legend)
Impact Score:
3.6
Exploitability Score:
1.0
CVSS Version 3 Metrics:
Attack Vector (AV):
Local
Attack Complexity (AC):
High
Privileges Required (PR):
None
User Interaction (UI):
Required
Scope (S):
Unchanged
Confidentiality (C):
None
Integrity (I):
None
Availability (A):
High
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
2.6 LOW
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
4.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
High
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/11/05/3 Mailing List; Third Party Advisory External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20161105 CVE request: Null pointer derefence parsing xml file using libxml 2.9.4 (in recover mode)
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2017/02/13/1 Mailing List; Third Party Advisory External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20170213 CVE-2017-5969: Null pointer derefence parsing xml file using libxml 2.9.4 (in recover mode)
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/96188 Third Party Advisory; VDB Entry External Source BID 96188
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=778519 Issue Tracking; Third Party Advisory External Source MISC https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=778519
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201711-01 External Source GENTOO GLSA-201711-01

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • NULL Pointer Dereference (CWE-476)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:xmlsoft:libxml2:2.9.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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