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F5 BIG-IP - Expat XML library vulnerability CVE-2016-5300
F5 Local Security Checks
6 years ago
1 year ago
The XML parser in Expat does not use sufficient entropy for hash initialization, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via crafted identifiers in an XML document. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2012-0876.
Checks if a vulnerable version is present on the target host.
See the referenced vendor advisory for a solution.