CVE-2008-4409 Detail

Current 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.


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Evaluator Solution

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

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (08/07/2017)

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

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=554660 Exploit 
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2009/Jun/msg00005.html
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2009/jun/msg00002.html
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/02/4
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

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-399 Resource Management Errors cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-4409
NVD Published Date:
10/03/2008
NVD Last Modified:
08/07/2017
Source:
MITRE