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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-4409

libxml2 2.7.0 and 2.7.1 does not properly handle "predefined entities definitions" in entities, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption and application crash), as demonstrated by use of xmllint on a certain XML document, a different vulnerability than CVE-2003-1564 and CVE-2008-3281.
Publish Date : 2008-10-03 Last Update Date : 2017-08-07
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
5.0
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of Service
CWE ID 399

- Vendor Statements

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of libxml2 as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5.
Source: Redhat

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-4409

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.7.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Xmlsoft Libxml2 2.7.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Xmlsoft Libxml2 2

- References For CVE-2008-4409

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45633
XF libxml2-xml-file-dos(45633)
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00125.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2008-8575
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-October/msg00130.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2008-8582
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1621
VUPEN ADV-2009-1621
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1522
VUPEN ADV-2009-1522
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/02/4
MLIST [oss-security] 20081002 libxml2 "ampproblem" DoS
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200812-06.xml
GENTOO GLSA-200812-06
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3613 CONFIRM
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31555
BID 31555 libxml2 Denial of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2009-06-18
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:212
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:212
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3639 CONFIRM
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2009/Jun/msg00005.html
APPLE APPLE-SA-2009-06-17-1
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2009/jun/msg00002.html
APPLE APPLE-SA-2009-06-08-1
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=554660 CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-4409

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


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