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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
Description Last Modified:  10/07/2008

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.8 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
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
http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/XERCESC-1051 Exploit
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31533 Patch
http://xerces.apache.org/xerces-c/releases.html
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45596

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-4482
NVD Published Date:
10/07/2008
NVD Last Modified:
08/07/2017