A NULL pointer dereference is present in libyang before v1.0-r3 in the function lys_extension_instances_free() due to a copy of unresolved extensions in lys_restr_dup(). Applications that use libyang to parse untrusted input yang files may crash.
Published 2020-01-22 22:15:11
Updated 2023-09-19 22:15:11
Source MITRE
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Memory Corruption

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2019-20398

0.27%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 64 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2019-20398

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
4.3
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
8.6
2.9
NIST
6.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
2.8
3.6
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2019-20398

  • A NULL pointer dereference occurs when the application dereferences a pointer that it expects to be valid, but is NULL, typically causing a crash or exit.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2019-20398

Products affected by CVE-2019-20398

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