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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Libxml2 Vendors:   xmlsoft.org
Libxml2 Recursive Entity Evaluation Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020728
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020728
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-3281   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 21 2008
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Libxml2. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can create a specially crafted XML document that, when processed by the target application using libxml2, will cause the application to consume excessive memory and CPU resources on the target system.

Andreas Solberg reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create an XML document that, when processed by the target application, will consume excessive memory and CPU resources on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix, available via SVN.
Vendor URL:  xmlsoft.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Aug 21 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Libxml2 Recursive Entity Evaluation Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, and 5.
Oct 31 2008 (VMware Issues Fix for ESX) Libxml2 Recursive Entity Evaluation Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
VMware has issued a fix for ESX.



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