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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
Description Last Modified:  10/03/2008

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Allows disruption of service

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/msg00002.html
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2009/Jun/msg00005.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

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

Change History

2 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

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