NULL Pointer Dereference

Affecting libxml2 package, versions *

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Overview

** 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."

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CVSS Score

4.7
medium severity
  • Attack Vector
    Local
  • Attack Complexity
    High
  • Privileges Required
    None
  • User Interaction
    Required
  • Scope
    Unchanged
  • Confidentiality
    None
  • Integrity
    None
  • Availability
    High
CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
CVE
CVE-2017-5969
CWE
CWE-476
Snyk ID
SNYK-DEBIAN9-LIBXML2-429728
Disclosed
11 Apr, 2017
Published
11 Apr, 2017