CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2021-21366

Misinterpretation of Input

Published: Mar 12, 2021 | Modified: Feb 28, 2023
CVSS 3.x
4.3
MEDIUM
Source:
NVD
CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N
CVSS 2.x
4.3 MEDIUM
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

xmldom is a pure JavaScript W3C standard-based (XML DOM Level 2 Core) DOMParser and XMLSerializer module. xmldom versions 0.4.0 and older do not correctly preserve system identifiers, FPIs or namespaces when repeatedly parsing and serializing maliciously crafted documents. This may lead to unexpected syntactic changes during XML processing in some downstream applications. This is fixed in version 0.5.0. As a workaround downstream applications can validate the input and reject the maliciously crafted documents.

Weakness

The product misinterprets an input, whether from an attacker or another product, in a security-relevant fashion.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Xmldom Xmldom_project * 0.5.0 (excluding)

References