#VU24489 Memory leak


Published: 2020-01-22

Vulnerability identifier: #VU24489

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-19956

CWE-ID: CWE-401

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Libxml2
Universal components / Libraries / Libraries used by multiple products

Vendor: Gnome Development Team

Description
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform DoS attack on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due memory leak in xmlParseBalancedChunkMemoryRecover in parser.c. A remote attacker can trigger a memory leak related to newDoc->oldNs and perform denial of service attack.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Libxml2: 1.7.0 - 2.9.9


CPE

External links
http://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/libxml2/commit/5a02583c7e683896d84878bd90641d8d9b0d0549
http://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2019/12/msg00032.html
http://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20200114-0002/


Q & A

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