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CVE-2014-8090 Detail

Description

The REXML parser in Ruby 1.9.x before 1.9.3 patchlevel 551, 2.0.x before 2.0.0 patchlevel 598, and 2.1.x before 2.1.5 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU and memory consumption) a crafted XML document containing an empty string in an entity that is used in a large number of nested entity references, aka an XML Entity Expansion (XEE) attack. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2013-1821 and CVE-2014-8080.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  11/21/2014

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

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2014-0472.html
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2015/Sep/msg00008.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2014-12/msg00035.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2015-01/msg00000.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2015-01/msg00004.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1911.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1912.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1913.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1914.html
http://secunia.com/advisories/62050
http://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3157
http://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3159
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2015:129
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/linuxbulletinjan2016-2867209.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/71230
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2412-1 Patch Vendor Advisory
https://support.apple.com/HT205267
https://www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2014/11/13/rexml-dos-cve-2014-8090/ Exploit Vendor Advisory

Technical Details

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2014-8090
NVD Published Date:
11/21/2014
NVD Last Modified:
01/02/2017