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                    USN-6102-1: xmldom vulnerabilities
                                25 May 2023


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           xmldom
Publisher:         Ubuntu
Operating System:  Ubuntu
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2022-39353 CVE-2022-37616 CVE-2021-21366

Original Bulletin: 

Comment: CVSS (Max):  9.8 CVE-2022-39353 (CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)
         CVSS Source: NVD
         Calculator:  https://www.first.org/cvss/calculator/3.1#CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

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USN-6102-1: xmldom vulnerabilities

24 May 2023

Several security issues were fixed in xmldom.


  o Ubuntu 22.10
  o Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
  o Ubuntu 20.04 LTS


  o node-xmldom - A pure JavaScript W3C standard-based `DOMParser` and
    `XMLSerializer` module.


It was discovered that xmldom incorrectly handled certain inputs. If a
user or an automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted
input file, a remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause
unexpected syntactic changes during XML processing. This issue only affected
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. ( CVE-2021-21366 )

It was discovered that xmldom incorrectly handled certain inputs. If a
user or an automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted
input file, a remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a
denial of service. ( CVE-2022-37616 , CVE-2022-39353 )

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package

Ubuntu 22.10

  o node-xmldom - 0.7.5-1ubuntu0.22.10.1

Ubuntu 22.04

  o node-xmldom - 0.7.5-1ubuntu0.22.04.1

Ubuntu 20.04

  o node-xmldom - 0.1.27+ds-1+deb10u2build0.20.04.1

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


  o CVE-2021-21366
  o CVE-2022-37616
  o CVE-2022-39353

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