CVE-2008-4409

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Description

libxml2 2.7.0 and 2.7.1 does not properly handle "predefined entities definitions" in entities, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption and application crash), as demonstrated by use of xmllint on a certain XML document, a different vulnerability than CVE-2003-1564 and CVE-2008-3281.

References

http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=554660

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

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

http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/02/4

http://secunia.com/advisories/32130

http://secunia.com/advisories/32175

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://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:212

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31555

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

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

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45633

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00125.html

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00130.html

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2008-10-03

Updated: 2017-08-08

Type: CWE-399

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 10

Severity: MEDIUM

Tenable Plugins

View all (6 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
39339Safari < 4.0 Multiple VulnerabilitiesNessusWindows
high
39338Mac OS X : Apple Safari < 4.0NessusMacOS X Local Security Checks
high
36844Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : libxml2 (MDVSA-2008:212)NessusMandriva Local Security Checks
medium
35023GLSA-200812-06 : libxml2: Multiple vulnerabilitiesNessusGentoo Local Security Checks
critical
34342Fedora 8 : libxml2-2.7.1-2.fc8 (2008-8582)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
medium
34341Fedora 9 : libxml2-2.7.1-2.fc9 (2008-8575)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
medium