Loop with Unreachable Exit Condition ('Infinite Loop')

Affecting libxml2 package, versions <2.9.4+dfsg1-2.2+deb9u3

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Overview

libxml2 2.9.8, if --with-lzma is used, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via a crafted XML file that triggers LZMA_MEMLIMIT_ERROR, as demonstrated by xmllint, a different vulnerability than CVE-2015-8035 and CVE-2018-9251.

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CVSS Score

6.5
medium severity
  • Attack Vector
    Network
  • Attack Complexity
    Low
  • Privileges Required
    None
  • User Interaction
    Required
  • Scope
    Unchanged
  • Confidentiality
    None
  • Integrity
    None
  • Availability
    High
CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
CVE
CVE-2018-14567
CWE
CWE-835
Snyk ID
SNYK-DEBIAN9-LIBXML2-429392
Disclosed
16 Aug, 2018
Published
16 Aug, 2018