Vulnerability CVE-2021-27918


Published: 2021-03-11

Description:
encoding/xml in Go before 1.15.9 and 1.16.x before 1.16.1 has an infinite loop if a custom TokenReader (for xml.NewTokenDecoder) returns EOF in the middle of an element. This can occur in the Decode, DecodeElement, or Skip method.

Type:

CWE-835

(Loop with Unreachable Exit Condition ('Infinite Loop'))

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
Golang -> GO 

 References:
https://groups.google.com/g/golang-announce/c/MfiLYjG-RAw

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