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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-2414

Original release date: 08/11/2009
Last revised: 08/21/2010
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Stack consumption vulnerability in libxml2 2.5.10, 2.6.16, 2.6.26, 2.6.27, and 2.6.32, and libxml 1.8.17, allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via a large depth of element declarations in a DTD, related to a function recursion, as demonstrated by the Codenomicon XML fuzzing framework.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 36417
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 37346
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-3217
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 37471
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2009-8580
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4225
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-3316
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=515195
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2009-11-09-1
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-815-1
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2009-8498
External Source: MLIST
Name: [debian-bugs-dist] 20090810 Bug#540865: libxml2: CVE-2009-2414, CVE-2009-2416 pointer-user-after-free and stack overflow because of function recursion
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1859
Type: Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3937
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2009:015
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0016.html
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.codenomicon.com/labs/xml/
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 36207
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2009/08/stable-update-security-fixes.html
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2009-8491
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2010-06-21-1
External Source: BID
Name: 36010
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.cert.fi/en/reports/2009/vulnerability2009085.html
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10129
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-2420
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2009-11-11-1
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8639
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3949
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 36338
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-3184
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.networkworld.com/columnists/2009/080509-xml-flaw.html
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20091120 VMSA-2009-0016 VMware vCenter and ESX update release and vMA patch release address multiple security issue in third party components

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10129
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8639
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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