FreeBSD : ejabberd -- remote denial of service vulnerability (01d3ab7d-9c43-11e0-bc0f-0014a5e3cda6)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 55429


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


It's reported in CVE advisory that :

expat_erl.c in ejabberd before 2.1.7 and 3.x before 3.0.0-alpha-3, and exmpp before 0.9.7, does not properly detect recursion during entity expansion, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory and CPU consumption) via a crafted XML document containing a large number of nested entity references, a similar issue to CVE-2003-1564.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 55429

File Name: freebsd_pkg_01d3ab7d9c4311e0bc0f0014a5e3cda6.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2011/06/27

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ejabberd, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

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

Patch Publication Date: 2011/06/24

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/04/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1753