CVSS 3.1 Score 8.1 of 10 (high)


Published May 2, 2024
Updated: May 3, 2024


CVE-2024-34394 is a type confusion vulnerability found in libxmljs2, a library used for parsing XML. This vulnerability occurs when parsing a specially crafted XML file and invoking the namespaces() function on a grand-child node that refers to an entity. It can lead to denial of service and remote code execution. The vulnerability has a risk score of 25 and has been rated as HIGH severity. No user interaction or privileges are required for exploitation, and the attack vector is through the network. The impact on confidentiality and integrity is also rated as HIGH. Remediation measures should be taken to update libxmljs2 to a patched version to mitigate the potential danger it poses to an organization.

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