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CVE-2008-4482 Detail

Description

The XML parser in Xerces-C++ before 3.0.0 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (stack consumption and crash) via an XML schema definition with a large maxOccurs value, which triggers excessive memory consumption during validation of an XML file.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  10/07/2008

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-4482
Original release date:
10/07/2008
Last revised:
08/07/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.8 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.9
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

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (12/02/2008)

Not Vulnerable. Red Hat Enterprise MRG does not use Xerces-C++ in a manner that is vulnerable to this flaw.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/XERCESC-1051 Exploit External Source MISC http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/XERCESC-1051
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31533 Patch External Source BID 31533
http://xerces.apache.org/xerces-c/releases.html External Source CONFIRM http://xerces.apache.org/xerces-c/releases.html
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45596 External Source XF xerces-maxoccurs-dos(45596)

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