Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4 update for libxml2



Published: 2021-06-30 | Updated: 2021-07-22
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 5
CVE ID CVE-2021-3516
CVE-2021-3517
CVE-2021-3518
CVE-2021-3537
CVE-2021-3541
CWE ID CWE-416
CWE-787
CWE-476
CWE-20
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server - Update Services for SAP Solutions
Operating systems & Components / Operating system package or component

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (for IBM Power LE) - Update Services for SAP Solutions
Operating systems & Components / Operating system package or component

libxml2 (Red Hat package)
Operating systems & Components / Operating system package or component

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server - TUS
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, little endian - Extended Update Support
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems - Extended Update Support
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server - AUS
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for x86_64 - Extended Update Support
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for ARM 64 - Extended Update Support
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for ARM 64
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, little endian
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for x86_64
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor Red Hat Inc.

Security Advisory

1) Use-after-free

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 7.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-3516

CWE-ID: CWE-416 - Use After Free

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free error in xmllint. A remote attacker can use a specially crafted file to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server - Update Services for SAP Solutions: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (for IBM Power LE) - Update Services for SAP Solutions: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server - TUS: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, little endian - Extended Update Support: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems - Extended Update Support: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server - AUS: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for x86_64 - Extended Update Support: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for ARM 64 - Extended Update Support: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for ARM 64: 8

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, little endian: 8

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems: 8

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for x86_64: 8.0

libxml2 (Red Hat package): before 2.9.7-9.el8_4.2

CPE External links

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2021:2569

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

2) Out-of-bounds write

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 8.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-3517

CWE-ID: CWE-787 - Out-of-bounds Write

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error when processing untrusted input in the xml entity encoding functionality. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted file, trick the victim into opening it using the affected software, trigger out-of-bounds write and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server - Update Services for SAP Solutions: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (for IBM Power LE) - Update Services for SAP Solutions: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server - TUS: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, little endian - Extended Update Support: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems - Extended Update Support: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server - AUS: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for x86_64 - Extended Update Support: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for ARM 64 - Extended Update Support: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for ARM 64: 8

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, little endian: 8

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems: 8

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for x86_64: 8.0

libxml2 (Red Hat package): before 2.9.7-9.el8_4.2

CPE External links

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2021:2569

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

3) Use-after-free

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 7.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-3518

CWE-ID: CWE-416 - Use After Free

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free error in libxml2. A remote attacker can use a specially crafted file and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server - Update Services for SAP Solutions: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (for IBM Power LE) - Update Services for SAP Solutions: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server - TUS: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, little endian - Extended Update Support: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems - Extended Update Support: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server - AUS: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for x86_64 - Extended Update Support: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for ARM 64 - Extended Update Support: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for ARM 64: 8

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, little endian: 8

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems: 8

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for x86_64: 8.0

libxml2 (Red Hat package): before 2.9.7-9.el8_4.2

CPE External links

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2021:2569

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

4) NULL pointer dereference

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 5.2 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-3537

CWE-ID: CWE-476 - NULL Pointer Dereference

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to a NULL pointer dereference error. A remote attacker can pass specially crafted data to the application and perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server - Update Services for SAP Solutions: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (for IBM Power LE) - Update Services for SAP Solutions: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server - TUS: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, little endian - Extended Update Support: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems - Extended Update Support: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server - AUS: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for x86_64 - Extended Update Support: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for ARM 64 - Extended Update Support: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for ARM 64: 8

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, little endian: 8

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems: 8

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for x86_64: 8.0

libxml2 (Red Hat package): before 2.9.7-9.el8_4.2

CPE External links

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2021:2569

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

5) Input validation error

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 6.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-3541

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker can pass specially crafted input to the application and perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server - Update Services for SAP Solutions: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (for IBM Power LE) - Update Services for SAP Solutions: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server - TUS: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, little endian - Extended Update Support: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems - Extended Update Support: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server - AUS: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for x86_64 - Extended Update Support: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for ARM 64 - Extended Update Support: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for ARM 64: 8

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, little endian: 8

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems: 8

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for x86_64: 8.0

libxml2 (Red Hat package): before 2.9.7-9.el8_4.2

CPE External links

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2021:2569

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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