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CVE-2008-4409 Detail

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.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  10/03/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-4409
Original release date:
10/03/2008
Last revised:
08/07/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
5.0 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows disruption of service

Evaluator Solution

Patch Information - http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30783/solution

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (01/01/1900)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of libxml2 as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=554660 Exploit External Source CONFIRM http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=554660
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2009/jun/msg00002.html External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2009-06-08-1
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2009/Jun/msg00005.html External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2009-06-17-1
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/02/4 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20081002 libxml2 "ampproblem" DoS
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200812-06.xml External Source GENTOO GLSA-200812-06
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3613 External Source CONFIRM http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3613
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3639 External Source CONFIRM http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3639
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:212 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:212
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31555 External Source BID 31555
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1522 External Source VUPEN ADV-2009-1522
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1621 External Source VUPEN ADV-2009-1621
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45633 External Source XF libxml2-xml-file-dos(45633)
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00125.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-8575
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00130.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2008-8582

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

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