CVE-2008-3281

MEDIUM

Description

libxml2 2.6.32 and earlier does not properly detect recursion during entity expansion in an attribute value, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory and CPU consumption) via a crafted XML document.

References

http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2009/jun/msg00002.html

http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2009/Jun/msg00005.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-09/msg00004.html

http://lists.vmware.com/pipermail/security-announce/2008/000039.html

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

http://secunia.com/advisories/31558

http://secunia.com/advisories/31566

http://secunia.com/advisories/31590

http://secunia.com/advisories/31728

http://secunia.com/advisories/31748

http://secunia.com/advisories/31855

http://secunia.com/advisories/31982

http://secunia.com/advisories/32488

http://secunia.com/advisories/32807

http://secunia.com/advisories/32974

http://secunia.com/advisories/35379

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200812-06.xml

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3613

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3639

http://svn.gnome.org/viewvc/libxml2?view=revision&revision=3772

http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0325

http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1631

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:180

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:192

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/497962/100/0/threaded

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30783

http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1020728

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-640-1

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2008-0017.html

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2419

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2843

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2971

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1522

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1621

http://xmlsoft.org/news.html

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=458086

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A6496

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9812

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0836.html

https://usn.ubuntu.com/644-1/

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-September/msg00261.html

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-September/msg00347.html

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2008-08-27

Updated: 2018-10-11

Type: CWE-399

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.3

Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 8.6

Severity: MEDIUM