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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
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
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

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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

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-476 NULL Pointer Dereference NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.3

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:/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