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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-0628

The XML parsing code in Sun Java Runtime Environment JDK and JRE 6 Update 3 and earlier processes external entity references even when the "external general entities" property is false, which allows remote attackers to conduct XML external entity (XXE) attacks and cause a denial of service or access restricted resources.
Publish Date : 2008-02-06 Last Update Date : 2010-08-21
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
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 None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of Service
CWE ID 264

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low 2008-01-31 2008-01-31
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
ELSA-2008:0245: java-1.6.0-bea security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22181 unix
RHSA-2008:0245: java-1.6.0-bea security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20080245 unix
The XML parsing code in Sun Java Runtime Environment JDK and JRE 6 Update 3 and earlier processes external entity refere... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9847 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-0628

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application SUN JDK 1.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application SUN JRE 1.6.0 Update3 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions

- References For CVE-2008-0628
BEA BEA08-201.00
GENTOO GLSA-200804-28
VUPEN ADV-2008-1252
GENTOO GLSA-200804-20
BID 27553 Sun Java RunTime Environment XML Parsing Unspecified Vulnerability Release Date:2008-06-26
REDHAT RHSA-2008:0245
GENTOO GLSA-200806-11
VUPEN ADV-2008-0371
BUGTRAQ 20080202 Sun JRE / JDK bug introduces XXE possibilities
SECTRACK 1019292

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-0628

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