This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.
CWE-416 - Use After Free
Exploit availability: NoDescription
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.
The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free error in the doContent() function in xmlparse.c. A remote attacker can pass specially crafted input to the application that is using the affected library, trigger a use-after-free error and execute arbitrary code on the system.
Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.Vulnerable software versions
expat: 2.0.0 - 2.4.8CPE2.3
Q & A
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?