Vulnerability identifier: #VU18276
Vulnerability risk: Medium
Exploitation vector: Network
Exploit availability: No
Vendor: Gnome Development Team
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.
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Vulnerable software versions
libxslt: 1.1.0 - 1.1.33
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?