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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2003-1564

libxml2, possibly before 2.5.0, does not properly detect recursion during entity expansion, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory and CPU consumption) via a crafted XML document containing a large number of nested entity references, aka the "billion laughs attack."
Publish Date : 2003-12-31 Last Update Date : 2008-10-24
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
9.3
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access Admin
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of Service
CWE ID 189

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate 2008-09-02 2003-02-02
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- Products Affected By CVE-2003-1564

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 1.7.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 1.7.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 1.7.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 1.7.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 1.7.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 1.8.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 1.8.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 1.8.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 1.8.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 1.8.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 1.8.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 1.8.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 1.8.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 1.8.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 1.8.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 1.8.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 1.8.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 1.8.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.0.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.2.0 Beta Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.2.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.2.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.2.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.2.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.2.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.2.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.2.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.2.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.2.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
35 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.3.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
36 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.3.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
37 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.3.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
38 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.3.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
39 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.3.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
40 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.3.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
41 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.3.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
42 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.3.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
43 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.3.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
44 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.3.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
45 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.3.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
46 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.3.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
47 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.3.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
48 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.3.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
49 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.3.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
50 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.4.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
51 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.4.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
52 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.4.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
53 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.4.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
54 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.4.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
55 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.4.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
56 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.4.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
57 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.4.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
58 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.4.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
59 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.4.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
60 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.4.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
61 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.4.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
62 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.4.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
63 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.4.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
64 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.4.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
65 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.4.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
66 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.4.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
67 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.4.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
68 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.4.19 Version Details Vulnerabilities
69 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.4.20 Version Details Vulnerabilities
70 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.4.21 Version Details Vulnerabilities
71 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.4.22 Version Details Vulnerabilities
72 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.4.23 Version Details Vulnerabilities
73 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.4.24 Version Details Vulnerabilities
74 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.4.25 Version Details Vulnerabilities
75 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.4.26 Version Details Vulnerabilities
76 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.4.27 Version Details Vulnerabilities
77 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.4.28 Version Details Vulnerabilities
78 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.4.29 Version Details Vulnerabilities
79 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.4.30 Version Details Vulnerabilities
80 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.5.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Xmlsoft Libxml2 80

- References For CVE-2003-1564

http://secunia.com/advisories/31868
SECUNIA 31868
http://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/65843/time_to_upgrade_libxml2
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0886.html
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0886
http://www.stylusstudio.com/xmldev/200302/post20020.html
MLIST [xml-dev] 20030202 Re: Elliotte Rusty Harold on Web Services
http://xmlsoft.org/news.html
http://mail.gnome.org/archives/xml/2008-August/msg00034.html
MLIST [xml] 20080820 Security fix for libxml2

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2003-1564

There are not any metasploit modules related to this vulnerability (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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