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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2009-3627

The decode_entities function in util.c in HTML-Parser before 3.63 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via an incomplete SGML numeric character reference, which triggers generation of an invalid UTF-8 character.
Publish Date : 2009-10-29 Last Update Date : 2017-08-17
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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 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

- Vendor Statements

This issue does not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, or 5. This flaw can only lead to a denial of service if perl-HTML-Parser is used in conjunction with perl 5.10.1. If perl-HTML-Parser is used with earlier versions of perl, this flaw does not lead to a denial of service.
Source: Redhat

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2009-3627 unix
DSA-1923 libhtml-parser-perl -- denial of service oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8034 unix
DSA-1923-1 libhtml-parser-perl -- denial of service oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13782 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-2009-3627

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Derrick Oswald Html-parser * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Derrick Oswald Html-parser 1.00 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Derrick Oswald Html-parser 1.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Derrick Oswald Html-parser 1.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Derrick Oswald Html-parser 1.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Derrick Oswald Html-parser 1.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Derrick Oswald Html-parser 1.5 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Derrick Oswald Html-parser 1.6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Derrick Oswald Html-parser 1.41 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Derrick Oswald Html-parser 1.42 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Derrick Oswald Html-parser 10

- References For CVE-2009-3627
XF htmlparser-decodeentities-dos(53941) CONFIRM
BID 36807 HTML-Parser Invalid HTML Entity Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2010-01-12 CONFIRM
MLIST [oss-security] 20091023 CVE-2009-3627 assignment notification - HTML-Parser-3.63

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2009-3627

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

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