Vulnerability identifier: #VU57346
Vulnerability risk: High
Exploitation vector: Network
Exploit availability: No
Vendor: Gnome Development Team
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.
The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free error, caused by using namespace nodes in XPointer ranges within the xpointer.c in libxml2. A remote attackers can pass specially crated XML document to he application, 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.
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Vulnerable software versions
Libxml2: 2.9, 2.9.0, 2.9.1, 2.9.2, 2.9.3, 2.9.4
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?
No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.