Vulnerability CVE-2018-14404


Published: 2018-07-19

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.

Type:

CWE-476

(NULL Pointer Dereference)

CVSS2 => (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
5/10
2.9/10
10/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Remote
Low
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
None
None
Partial
Affected software
Xmlsoft -> Libxml2 
Debian -> Debian linux 
Canonical -> Ubuntu linux 

 References:
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=901817
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1595985
https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/libxml2/issues/10
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/09/msg00035.html
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3739-1/
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3739-2/

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