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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2012-1148

Original release date: 07/03/2012
Last revised: 06/25/2013
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Memory leak in the poolGrow function in expat/lib/xmlparse.c in expat before 2.1.0 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a large number of crafted XML files that cause improperly-handled reallocation failures when expanding entities.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1613-1
External Source: BID
Name: 52379
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1527-1
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2012:0731
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 49504
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://expat.cvs.sourceforge.net/viewvc/expat/expat/lib/xmlparse.c?r1=1.166&r2=1.167
Type: Patch Information
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1613-2
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 51024
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&atid=110127&aid=2958794&group_id=10127
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2012:041
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 51040
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-2525
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://sourceforge.net/projects/expat/files/expat/2.1.0/

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)