Nokogiri v1.16.2 upgrades the version of its dependency libxml2 to v2.12.5.
libxml2 v2.12.5 addresses the following vulnerability:
Please note that this advisory only applies to the CRuby implementation of Nokogiri
< 1.16.2, and only if the packaged libraries are being used. If you've overridden defaults at installation time to use system libraries instead of packaged libraries, you should instead pay attention to your distro's
libxml2 release announcements.
Upgrade to Nokogiri
Users who are unable to upgrade Nokogiri may also choose a more complicated mitigation: compile and link Nokogiri against external libraries libxml2
>= 2.12.5 which will also address these same issues.
From the CVE description, this issue applies to the
xmlTextReader module (which underlies
When using the XML Reader interface with DTD validation and XInclude expansion enabled, processing crafted XML documents can lead to an xmlValidatePopElement use-after-free.