CVE-2003-1564

medium

Description

libxml2, possibly before 2.5.0, does not properly detect recursion during entity expansion, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory and CPU consumption) via a crafted XML document containing a large number of nested entity references, aka the "billion laughs attack."

References

http://mail.gnome.org/archives/xml/2008-August/msg00034.html

Details

Source: Mitre, NVD

Published: 2003-12-31

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 9.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Severity: High

CVSS v3

Base Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Severity: Medium