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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
Description Last Modified:  04/11/2017
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.7 MEDIUM
Vector: AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 3.6
Exploitability Score: 1.0


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 v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 2.6 LOW
Vector: (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 4.9


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): High
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/11/05/3 Mailing List Third Party Advisory
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2017/02/13/1 Mailing List Third Party Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/96188 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=778519 Issue Tracking Third Party Advisory
https://security.gentoo.org/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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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-5969
NVD Published Date:
04/11/2017
NVD Last Modified:
11/10/2017