Rapid7 Vulnerability & Exploit Database

F5 Networks: K70938105 (CVE-2016-5300): Expat XML library vulnerability CVE-2016-5300

Back to Search

F5 Networks: K70938105 (CVE-2016-5300): Expat XML library vulnerability CVE-2016-5300

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
06/16/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/16/2017
Modified
02/01/2018

Description

The XML parser in Expat does not use sufficient entropy for hash initialization, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via crafted identifiers in an XML document. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2012-0876.

Solution(s)

  • f5-big-ip-upgrade-latest

With Rapid7 live dashboards, I have a clear view of all the assets on my network, which ones can be exploited, and what I need to do in order to reduce the risk in my environment in real-time. No other tool gives us that kind of value and insight.

– Scott Cheney, Manager of Information Security, Sierra View Medical Center

;