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HistoryApr 11, 2023 - 9:48 p.m.

Nokogiri updates packaged libxml2 to v2.10.4 to resolve multiple CVEs

2023-04-1121:48:01
GitHub Advisory Database
github.com
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nokogiri
libxml2
v2.10.4
cve-2023-29469
cve-2023-28484
schemas
mitigation
security

CVSS3

6.5

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

NONE

User Interaction

REQUIRED

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

NONE

Integrity Impact

NONE

Availability Impact

HIGH

CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

EPSS

0.001

Percentile

46.5%

Summary

Nokogiri v1.14.3 upgrades the packaged version of its dependency libxml2 to v2.10.4 from v2.10.3.

libxml2 v2.10.4 addresses the following known vulnerabilities:

  • CVE-2023-29469: Hashing of empty dict strings isn’t deterministic
  • CVE-2023-28484: Fix null deref in xmlSchemaFixupComplexType
  • Schemas: Fix null-pointer-deref in xmlSchemaCheckCOSSTDerivedOK

Please note that this advisory only applies to the CRuby implementation of Nokogiri < 1.14.3, and only if the packaged libraries are being used. If you’ve overridden defaults at installation time to use system libraries instead of packaged libraries, you should instead pay attention to your distro’s libxml2 release announcements.

Mitigation

Upgrade to Nokogiri >= 1.14.3.

Users who are unable to upgrade Nokogiri may also choose a more complicated mitigation: compile and link Nokogiri against external libraries libxml2 >= 2.10.4 which will also address these same issues.

Impact

No public information has yet been published about the security-related issues other than the upstream commits. Examination of those changesets indicate that the more serious issues relate to libxml2 dereferencing NULL pointers and potentially segfaulting while parsing untrusted inputs.

The commits can be examined at:

Affected configurations

Vulners
Node
nokogirinokogiriRange<1.14.3

CVSS3

6.5

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

NONE

User Interaction

REQUIRED

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

NONE

Integrity Impact

NONE

Availability Impact

HIGH

CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

EPSS

0.001

Percentile

46.5%