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CVE-2008-3281 Detail

Current 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.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
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 Exploit
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 Patch
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

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:xmlsoft:libxml2:2.4.19:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:xmlsoft:libxml2:2.4.23:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:xmlsoft:libxml2:2.5.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:xmlsoft:libxml2:2.5.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:xmlsoft:libxml2:2.5.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:xmlsoft:libxml2:2.6.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:xmlsoft:libxml2:2.6.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:xmlsoft:libxml2:2.6.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:xmlsoft:libxml2:2.6.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:xmlsoft:libxml2:2.6.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:xmlsoft:libxml2:2.6.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:xmlsoft:libxml2:2.6.13:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:xmlsoft:libxml2:2.6.14:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:xmlsoft:libxml2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Up to (including)
2.6.32


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-3281
NVD Published Date:
08/27/2008
NVD Last Modified:
10/11/2018