#VU62741 Integer overflow


Published: 2022-05-03 | Updated: 2022-11-15

Vulnerability identifier: #VU62741

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-29824

CWE-ID: CWE-190

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 execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to integer overflow in several buffer handling functions in buf.c (xmlBuf*) and tree.c (xmlBuffer*). A remote attacker can pass specially crafted multi-gigabyte XML file to the application, trigger integer overflow 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

Libxml2: 2.0.0 - 2.9.13


CPE

External links
http://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/libxml2/-/tags/v2.9.14
http://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/libxml2/-/commit/6c283d83eccd940bcde15634ac8c7f100e3caefd
http://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/libxslt/-/tags
http://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/libxml2/-/commit/2554a2408e09f13652049e5ffb0d26196b02ebab
http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/download/169825/GS20221114165129.txt


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