#VU18276 Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls


Published: 2019-04-16

Vulnerability identifier: #VU18276

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-11068

CWE-ID: CWE-264

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
libxslt
Universal components / Libraries / Libraries used by multiple products

Vendor: Gnome Development Team

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to bypass certain security restrictions.

The vulnerability exists due to an error within the xsltCheckRead() and xsltCheckWrite() functions when processing requests from remote servers. A remote attacker can trick the victim into opening a specially crafted URL that will result in "-1 error" code but the URL itself will be processed by the application later.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to bypass certain security restrictions and perform XXE attacks.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's GIT repository.

Vulnerable software versions

libxslt: 1.1.0 - 1.1.33


CPE

External links
http://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/libxslt/commit/e03553605b45c88f0b4b2980adfbbb8f6fca2fd6


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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