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May 12, 2022

About - K19473898: Expat vulnerabilities CVE-2022-23852, CVE-2022-25235, CVE-2022-25236

Hi Experts , 

We have BigIP -LTM and ASM module . But how do I determine if we re using Expat Library ?Can someone please help me . 



Security Advisory Description

  • CVE-2022-23852

    Expat (aka libexpat) before 2.4.4 has a signed integer overflow in XML_GetBuffer, for configurations with a nonzero XML_CONTEXT_BYTES.

  • CVE-2022-25235

    xmltok_impl.c in Expat (aka libexpat) before 2.4.5 lacks certain validation of encoding, such as checks for whether a UTF-8 character is valid in a certain context.

  • CVE-2022-25236

    xmlparse.c in Expat (aka libexpat) before 2.4.5 allows attackers to insert namespace-separator characters into namespace URIs.

  • CVE-2022-25315

    In Expat (aka libexpat) before 2.4.5, there is an integer overflow in storeRawNames.


A remote attacker could send specially crafted XML which, when parsed by an application using the Expat library, would result in a buffer over-read and cause the application to stop responding.