#VU60736 Code Injection


Published: 2022-02-21 | Updated: 2022-04-19

Vulnerability identifier: #VU60736

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 8.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-25235

CWE-ID: CWE-94

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

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

Vendor: libexpat.org

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to the affected application lacks certain validation of encoding, such as checks for whether a UTF-8 character is valid in a certain context. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted request and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

expat: 1.95.0 - 2.4.4


CPE

External links
http://github.com/libexpat/libexpat/pull/562
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2022/02/19/1


Q & A

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.


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