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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
Description Last Modified:  10/29/2009

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
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
http://github.com/gisle/html-parser/commit/b9aae1e43eb2c8e989510187cff0ba3e996f9a4c
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/10/23/9 Patch
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36807 Patch
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/3022 Patch Vendor Advisory
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=530604
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/53941
https://issues.apache.org/SpamAssassin/show_bug.cgi?id=6225 Patch

Technical Details

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-3627
NVD Published Date:
10/29/2009
NVD Last Modified:
08/16/2017