In dbus-glib 0.100, dbus/dbus-gloader-expat.c contains this code:
expat = XML_ParserCreate_MM ("UTF-8", &memsuite, NULL);
if (expat == NULL)
g_error ("No memory to create XML parser\n");
context.parser = parser_new ();
context.content = g_string_new (NULL);
XML_SetUserData (expat, &context);
if (!XML_Parse (expat, str, len, TRUE))
That is, XML entity expansion is not disabled, leading to a denial-of-service issue. I think the only point where a trust boundary is cross is in the bash auto-completion helper, so this is very minor and probably not worth a security bug.
Adding the following handler using
should be sufficient to address this issue.
// Stop the parser when an entity declaration is encountered.
const XML_Char *entityName, int is_parameter_entity,
const XML_Char *value, int value_length,
const XML_Char *base, const XML_Char *systemId,
const XML_Char *publicId, const XML_Char *notationName)
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Still present in rawhide.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 25 development cycle.
Changing version to '25'.
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