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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-4482

The XML parser in Xerces-C++ before 3.0.0 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (stack consumption and crash) via an XML schema definition with a large maxOccurs value, which triggers excessive memory consumption during validation of an XML file.
Publish Date : 2008-10-07 Last Update Date : 2017-08-07
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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 None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
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

- Vendor Statements

Not Vulnerable. Red Hat Enterprise MRG does not use Xerces-C++ in a manner that is vulnerable to this flaw.
Source: Redhat

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-4482

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Apache Xerces-c++ 1.0.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Apache Xerces-c++ 1.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Apache Xerces-c++ 1.1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Apache Xerces-c++ 1.2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Apache Xerces-c++ 1.3.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Apache Xerces-c++ 1.4.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Apache Xerces-c++ 1.5.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Apache Xerces-c++ 1.6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Apache Xerces-c++ 1.7.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Apache Xerces-c++ 2.0.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Apache Xerces-c++ 2.1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Apache Xerces-c++ 2.2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Apache Xerces-c++ 2.3.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Apache Xerces-c++ 2.4.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Apache Xerces-c++ 2.5.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Apache Xerces-c++ 2.6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Apache Xerces-c++ 2.7.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Apache Xerces-c++ 2.8.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Apache Xerces-c++ 18

- References For CVE-2008-4482
BID 31533 Xerces-C++ 'maxOccurs' XML Parsing Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2009-03-10 CONFIRM
XF xerces-maxoccurs-dos(45596)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-4482

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