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CVE-2018-14404 Detail

Current Description

A NULL pointer dereference vulnerability exists in the xpath.c:xmlXPathCompOpEval() function of libxml2 through 2.9.8 when parsing an invalid XPath expression in the XPATH_OP_AND or XPATH_OP_OR case. Applications processing untrusted XSL format inputs with the use of the libxml2 library may be vulnerable to a denial of service attack due to a crash of the application.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

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Hyperlink Resource
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2019:1543
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=901817 Mailing List Third Party Advisory
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1595985 Issue Tracking Third Party Advisory
https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/libxml2/issues/10 Vendor Advisory
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/09/msg00035.html
https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20190719-0002/
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3739-1/ Third Party Advisory
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3739-2/ Third Party Advisory

Weakness Enumeration

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

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:*:*:*:esm:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:xmlsoft:libxml2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Up to (including)
2.9.8


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2018-14404
NVD Published Date:
07/19/2018
NVD Last Modified:
09/28/2018