CVE-2019-13117
nokogiri Moderate
Other
Discovered 12 months ago
Published about 1 year ago
Category: Other
Source: GitHub
Severity: Moderate

Nokogiri v1.10.5 has been released.

This is a security release. It addresses three CVEs in upstream libxml2, for which details are below.

If you’re using your distro’s system libraries, rather than Nokogiri’s vendored libraries, there’s no security need to upgrade at this time, though you may want to check with your distro whether they’ve patched this (Canonical has patched Ubuntu packages). Note that libxslt 1.1.34 addresses these vulnerabilities.

Full details about the security update are available in Github Issue [#1943] https://github.com/sparklemotion/nokogiri/issues/1943.


CVE-2019-13117

https://people.canonical.com/~ubuntu-security/cve/2019/CVE-2019-13117.html

Priority: Low

Description: In numbers.c in libxslt 1.1.33, an xsl:number with certain format strings could lead to a uninitialized read in xsltNumberFormatInsertNumbers. This could allow an attacker to discern whether a byte on the stack contains the characters A, a, I, i, or 0, or any other character.

Patched with commit https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/libxslt/commit/c5eb6cf3aba0af048596106ed839b4ae17ecbcb1


CVE-2019-13118

https://people.canonical.com/~ubuntu-security/cve/2019/CVE-2019-13118.html

Priority: Low

Description: In numbers.c in libxslt 1.1.33, a type holding grouping characters of an xsl:number instruction was too narrow and an invalid character/length combination could be passed to xsltNumberFormatDecimal, leading to a read of uninitialized stack data

Patched with commit https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/libxslt/commit/6ce8de69330783977dd14f6569419489875fb71b


CVE-2019-18197

https://people.canonical.com/~ubuntu-security/cve/2019/CVE-2019-18197.html

Priority: Medium

Description: In xsltCopyText in transform.c in libxslt 1.1.33, a pointer variable isn’t reset under certain circumstances. If the relevant memory area happened to be freed and reused in a certain way, a bounds check could fail and memory outside a buffer could be written to, or uninitialized data could be disclosed.

Patched with commit https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/libxslt/commit/2232473733b7313d67de8836ea3b29eec6e8e285

CVSS Metrics
Access Vector Access Complexity Authentication Confidentiality Impact Integrity Impact Availability Impact
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Patched Versions

>= 1.10.5

Unaffected Versions

n/a

References

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CVE-2019-16779
excon Moderate
Information Disclosure
Discovered 12 months ago
Published 12 months ago
Category: Information Disclosure
Source: GitHub
Severity: Moderate

There was a race condition around persistent connections, where a connection which is interrupted (such as by a timeout) would leave data on the socket. Subsequent requests would then read this data, returning content from the previous response. The race condition window appears to be short, and it would be difficult to purposefully exploit this.

Users can workaround the problem by disabling persistent connections, though this may cause performance implications.

CVSS Metrics
Access Vector Access Complexity Authentication Confidentiality Impact Integrity Impact Availability Impact
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Patched Versions

>= 0.71.0

Unaffected Versions

n/a

References

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