FreeBSD : xerces-c2 -- Attribute blowup denial-of-service (76301302-1d59-11d9-814e-0001020eed82)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 37183


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


Amit Klein reports about Xerces-C++ :

An attacker can craft a malicious XML document, which uses XML attributes in a way that inflicts a denial of service condition on the target machine (XML parser). The result of this attack is that the XML parser consumes all the CPU.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 37183

File Name: freebsd_pkg_763013021d5911d9814e0001020eed82.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:xerces-c2, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: No exploit is required

Patch Publication Date: 2004/10/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/10/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1575

BID: 11312