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NOTICE UPDATED - April, 25th 2024

NIST has updated the NVD program announcement page with additional information regarding recent concerns and the temporary delays in enrichment efforts.

CVE-2022-41966 Detail

Description

XStream serializes Java objects to XML and back again. Versions prior to 1.4.20 may allow a remote attacker to terminate the application with a stack overflow error, resulting in a denial of service only via manipulation the processed input stream. The attack uses the hash code implementation for collections and maps to force recursive hash calculation causing a stack overflow. This issue is patched in version 1.4.20 which handles the stack overflow and raises an InputManipulationException instead. A potential workaround for users who only use HashMap or HashSet and whose XML refers these only as default map or set, is to change the default implementation of java.util.Map and java.util per the code example in the referenced advisory. However, this implies that your application does not care about the implementation of the map and all elements are comparable.


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Hyperlink Resource
https://github.com/x-stream/xstream/security/advisories/GHSA-j563-grx4-pjpv Mitigation  Third Party Advisory 
https://x-stream.github.io/CVE-2022-41966.html Exploit  Vendor Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-674 Uncontrolled Recursion cwe source acceptance level NIST  
CWE-120 Buffer Copy without Checking Size of Input ('Classic Buffer Overflow') Contributor acceptance level GitHub, Inc.  
CWE-502 Deserialization of Untrusted Data Contributor acceptance level GitHub, Inc.  
CWE-121 Stack-based Buffer Overflow Contributor acceptance level GitHub, Inc.  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2022-41966
NVD Published Date:
12/27/2022
NVD Last Modified:
06/27/2023
Source:
GitHub, Inc.