CVSS 3.1 Score 7.5 of 10 (high)


Published Feb 4, 2024
Updated: Feb 13, 2024
CWE ID 416


CVE-2024-25062 is a vulnerability in libxml2, affecting versions before 2.11.7 and 2.12.x before 2.12.5. This vulnerability occurs when using the XML Reader interface with DTD validation and XInclude expansion enabled, allowing crafted XML documents to cause a use-after-free error in xmlValidatePopElement. The vulnerability has a base severity rating of HIGH with a base score of 7.5 according to NIST's National Vulnerability Database (NVD). It requires no privileges and does not require user interaction, making it exploitable over a network. The impact of this vulnerability includes potential availability impact and no impact on confidentiality or integrity. Remediation should involve applying the relevant security patches or updates provided by the libxml2 project to mitigate the risk of exploitation.

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