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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2018-14404: Security patch for libxml2 (ALAS-2018-1072)

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Amazon Linux AMI: CVE-2018-14404: Security patch for libxml2 (ALAS-2018-1072)

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
07/19/2018
Created
03/19/2019
Added
09/07/2018
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

A NULL pointer dereference vulnerability exists in the xpath.c:xmlXPathCompOpEval() function of libxml2 through 2.9.8 when parsing an invalid XPath expression in the XPATH_OP_AND or XPATH_OP_OR case. Applications processing untrusted XSL format inputs with the use of the libxml2 library may be vulnerable to a denial of service attack due to a crash of the application.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-libxml2

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-libxml2

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