Vulnerability identifier: #VU21091
Vulnerability risk: Medium
Exploitation vector: Network
Exploit availability: Yes
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain access to potentially sensitive information or perform denial of service (DoS) attack.
The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error when processing XML documents within the expat library. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted XML file, pass it to the affected application, trigger out-of-bounds read error and read contents of memory on the system or crash the affected application.
Cybersecurity Help is currently unaware of any official solution to address this vulnerability.
Vulnerable software versions
expat: 2.2.0 - 2.2.7
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?