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F5 Networks: K54225343 (CVE-2016-3705): libxml2 vulnerabilities CVE-2016-3627 and CVE-2016-3705

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F5 Networks: K54225343 (CVE-2016-3705): libxml2 vulnerabilities CVE-2016-3627 and CVE-2016-3705

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
05/17/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/16/2017
Modified
08/28/2020

Description

The (1) xmlParserEntityCheck and (2) xmlParseAttValueComplex functions in parser.c in libxml2 2.9.3 do not properly keep track of the recursion depth, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (stack consumption and application crash) via a crafted XML document containing a large number of nested entity references.

Solution(s)

  • f5-big-ip-upgrade-latest

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