Resource Exhaustion Affecting libxml2 package, versions <0:2.9.7-9.el8_4.2


0.0
medium

Snyk CVSS

    Attack Complexity Low
    Availability High
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NVD
6.5 medium
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SUSE
6.5 medium
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Red Hat
6.5 medium

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  • Snyk ID SNYK-CENTOS8-LIBXML2-2112886
  • published 26 Jul 2021
  • disclosed 13 May 2021

How to fix?

Upgrade Centos:8 libxml2 to version 0:2.9.7-9.el8_4.2 or higher.

NVD Description

Note: Versions mentioned in the description apply only to the upstream libxml2 package and not the libxml2 package as distributed by Centos:8. See How to fix? for Centos:8 relevant fixed versions and status.

A flaw was found in libxml2. Exponential entity expansion attack its possible bypassing all existing protection mechanisms and leading to denial of service.