A vulnerability in libxml2 could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service (CVE-2022-29824). AIX uses libxml2 as part of its XML parsing functions.
DESCRIPTION: GNOME libxml2 is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by an integer overflows in several buffer handling functions in buf.c (xmlBuf*) and tree.c (xmlBuffer*). By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted XML file, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service condition.
CVSS Base score: 5.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/225645 for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)
Affected Products and Versions
The following fileset levels are vulnerable:
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|AIX Level||Interim Fix|
|VIOS Level||Interim Fix|
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Workarounds and Mitigations
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12 Sep 2022: Initial Publication
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12 September 2022