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OS X update for libxml2 (CVE-2017-9050)

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OS X update for libxml2 (CVE-2017-9050)

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
05/18/2017
Created
03/19/2019
Added
10/19/2018
Modified
03/18/2020

Description

libxml2 20904-GITv2.9.4-16-g0741801 is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer over-read in the xmlDictAddString function in dict.c. This vulnerability causes programs that use libxml2, such as PHP, to crash. This vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2016-1839.

Solution(s)

  • apple-osx-security-update-2017-001-sierra
  • apple-osx-upgrade-10_13

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