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CVE-2009-3627 Detail

Description

The decode_entities function in util.c in HTML-Parser before 3.63 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via an incomplete SGML numeric character reference, which triggers generation of an invalid UTF-8 character.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  10/29/2009

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-3627
Original release date:
10/29/2009
Last revised:
08/16/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.3 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (11/19/2009)

This issue does not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, or 5. This flaw can only lead to a denial of service if perl-HTML-Parser is used in conjunction with perl 5.10.1. If perl-HTML-Parser is used with earlier versions of perl, this flaw does not lead to a denial of service.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://github.com/gisle/html-parser/commit/b9aae1e43eb2c8e989510187cff0ba3e996f9a4c External Source CONFIRM http://github.com/gisle/html-parser/commit/b9aae1e43eb2c8e989510187cff0ba3e996f9a4c
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/10/23/9 Patch External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20091023 CVE-2009-3627 assignment notification - HTML-Parser-3.63
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36807 Patch External Source BID 36807
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/3022 Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2009-3022
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=530604 External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=530604
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/53941 External Source XF htmlparser-decodeentities-dos(53941)
https://issues.apache.org/SpamAssassin/show_bug.cgi?id=6225 Patch External Source CONFIRM https://issues.apache.org/SpamAssassin/show_bug.cgi?id=6225

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