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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2014-0191

The xmlParserHandlePEReference function in parser.c in libxml2 before 2.9.2, as used in Web Listener in Oracle HTTP Server in Oracle Fusion Middleware,, and and other products, loads external parameter entities regardless of whether entity substitution or validation is enabled, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (resource consumption) via a crafted XML document.
Publish Date : 2015-01-21 Last Update Date : 2017-08-28
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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
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
AIX libxml2 vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:26123 unix
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2014-0513 -- libxml2 security update (moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27354 unix
DSA-2978-1 -- libxml2 - security update oval:org.mitre.oval:def:24907 unix
ELSA-2014:0513: libxml2 security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:25192 unix
RHSA-2014:0513: libxml2 security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:24407 unix
RHSA-2014:0513: libxml2 security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20140513 unix
RHSA-2015:0749: libxml2 security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20150749 unix
USN-2214-1 -- libxml2 vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:24762 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-2014-0191

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Oracle Fusion Middleware Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Oracle Fusion Middleware Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Oracle Fusion Middleware Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Oracle Fusion Middleware 3

- References For CVE-2014-0191
XF libxml2-cve20140191-dos(93092) CONFIRM CONFIRM CONFIRM
BID 67233 Libxml2 Entity Substituton CVE-2014-0191 Denial of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2015-08-18 CONFIRM CONFIRM
APPLE APPLE-SA-2015-08-13-2
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2015:2372 CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2014-0191

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

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