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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2009-2625 in Apache Xerces2 Java, as used in Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) in JDK and JRE 6 before Update 15 and JDK and JRE 5.0 before Update 20, and in other products, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and application hang) via malformed XML input, as demonstrated by the Codenomicon XML fuzzing framework.
Publish Date : 2009-08-06 Last Update Date : 2022-05-13
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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 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 CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P 2009-07-20 2009-08-05
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2009-2625 unix
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2011-0858 -- xerces-j2 security update (moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27576 unix
DSA-1921 expat -- denial of service oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8045 unix
DSA-1921-1 expat -- denial of service oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13468 unix
DSA-1984 libxerces2-java -- denial of service oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7306 unix
DSA-1984-1 libxerces2-java - denial of service oval:org.mitre.oval:def:19769 unix
ELSA-2009:1199: java-1.5.0-sun security update (Critical) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22878 unix
ELSA-2009:1200: java-1.6.0-sun security update (Critical) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22856 unix
ELSA-2009:1201: java-1.6.0-openjdk security and bug fix update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22043 unix
ELSA-2009:1236: java-1.5.0-ibm security update (Critical) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22710 unix
ELSA-2009:1505: java-1.4.2-ibm security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22921 unix
ELSA-2009:1582: java-1.6.0-ibm security update (Critical) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22974 unix
ELSA-2009:1615: xerces-j2 security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23026 unix
ELSA-2011:0858: xerces-j2 security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23701 unix
HP-UX Running Java, Remote Increase in Privilege, Denial of Service and Other Vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8520 unix
RHSA-2009:1199: java-1.5.0-sun security update (Critical) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20091199 unix
RHSA-2009:1200: java-1.6.0-sun security update (Critical) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20091200 unix
RHSA-2009:1201 -- java-1.6.0-openjdk security and bug fix update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29205 unix
RHSA-2009:1201: java-1.6.0-openjdk security and bug fix update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20091201 unix
RHSA-2009:1236: java-1.5.0-ibm security update (Critical) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20091236 unix
RHSA-2009:1505: java-1.4.2-ibm security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20091505 unix
RHSA-2009:1582: java-1.6.0-ibm security update (Critical) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20091582 unix
RHSA-2009:1615 -- xerces-j2 security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29047 unix
RHSA-2009:1615: xerces-j2 security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20091615 unix
RHSA-2011:0858: xerces-j2 security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20110858 unix
RHSA-2011:0858: xerces-j2 security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21986 unix in Apache Xerces2 Java, as used in Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) in JDK and JRE 6 before Update 15 ... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9356 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2009-2625

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Apache Xerces2 Java 2.9.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 6.06 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 8.04 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 8.10 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 9.04 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 9.10 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Debian Debian Linux 4.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Debian Debian Linux 5.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Fedoraproject Fedora 10 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Fedoraproject Fedora 11 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Opensuse Opensuse 11.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Opensuse Opensuse 11.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Opensuse Opensuse 11.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Oracle JDK 1.5.0 Update17 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Oracle JDK 1.5.0 Update11 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Oracle JDK 1.5.0 Update12 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Oracle JDK 1.5.0 Update7 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Oracle JDK 1.5.0 Update18 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Oracle JDK 1.5.0 Update1 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Oracle JDK 1.5.0 Update13 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Oracle JDK 1.5.0 Update8 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Oracle JDK 1.5.0 Update19 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Oracle JDK 1.5.0 Update2 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Oracle JDK 1.5.0 Update14 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Oracle JDK 1.5.0 Update9 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Oracle JDK 1.5.0 Update4 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Oracle JDK 1.5.0 Update3 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application Oracle JDK 1.5.0 Update15 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application Oracle JDK 1.5.0 Update10 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application Oracle JDK 1.5.0 Update5 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 Application Oracle JDK 1.5.0 Update16 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 Application Oracle JDK 1.5.0 - * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 Application Oracle JDK 1.5.0 Update6 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 Application Oracle JDK 1.6.0 Update12 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
35 Application Oracle JDK 1.6.0 Update2 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
36 Application Oracle JDK 1.6.0 Update13 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
37 Application Oracle JDK 1.6.0 Update3 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
38 Application Oracle JDK 1.6.0 Update14 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
39 Application Oracle JDK 1.6.0 Update4 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
40 Application Oracle JDK 1.6.0 Update5 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
41 Application Oracle JDK 1.6.0 Update6 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
42 Application Oracle JDK 1.6.0 Update10 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
43 Application Oracle JDK 1.6.0 - * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
44 Application Oracle JDK 1.6.0 Update7 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
45 Application Oracle JDK 1.6.0 Update11 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
46 Application Oracle JDK 1.6.0 Update1 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
47 Application Oracle Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management 6.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
48 Application Oracle Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management 6.2.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
49 Application Oracle Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management 7.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
50 Application Oracle Primavera Web Services 6.2.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
51 Application Oracle Primavera Web Services 7.0 - * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
52 Application Oracle Primavera Web Services 7.0 SP1 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
53 OS Suse Linux Enterprise Server 9 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
54 OS Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP2 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
55 OS Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP3 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
56 OS Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11 - * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Apache Xerces2 Java 1
Canonical Ubuntu Linux 5
Debian Debian Linux 2
Fedoraproject Fedora 2
Opensuse Opensuse 3
Oracle JDK 33
Oracle Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management 3
Oracle Primavera Web Services 3
Suse Linux Enterprise Server 4

- References For CVE-2009-2625
REDHAT RHSA-2012:1232
REDHAT RHSA-2012:1537
BUGTRAQ 20091120 VMSA-2009-0016 VMware vCenter and ESX update release and vMA patch release address multiple security issue in third party components[email protected]
MLIST [lucene-solr-user] 20200320 CVEs (vulnerabilities) that apply to Solr 8.4.1
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8520
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9356
SUSE SUSE-SR:2009:017
CERT TA10-012A
SUNALERT 1021506
SUSE SUSE-SR:2010:013
VUPEN ADV-2011-0359
SLACKWARE SSA:2011-041-02
REDHAT RHSA-2009:1650
REDHAT RHSA-2009:1615
REDHAT RHSA-2009:1636
VUPEN ADV-2009-3316
MLIST [oss-security] 20091023 Re: CVE Request -- expat [was: Re: Regarding expat bug 1990430] CONFIRM
SUSE SUSE-SA:2009:053
MLIST [oss-security] 20091022 Re: Regarding expat bug 1990430
SUSE SUSE-SR:2009:016
MLIST [oss-security] 20090906 Re: Re: expat bug 1990430
CERT TA09-294A
VUPEN ADV-2009-2543
APPLE APPLE-SA-2009-09-03-1
BID 35958 Sun Java Runtime Environment XML Parsing Denial of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2013-04-23
REDHAT RHSA-2009:1199
REDHAT RHSA-2009:1200
REDHAT RHSA-2009:1201
MLIST [oss-security] 20091026 Re: CVE Request -- expat [was: Re: Regarding expat bug 1990430]

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2009-2625

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