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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-2625

Original release date: 08/06/2009
Last revised: 05/05/2014


XMLScanner.java 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.


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: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2009-09-03-1
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
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2009:1649
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8520
External Source: BID
Name: 35958
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2009:016
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.codenomicon.com/labs/xml/
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1022680
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2010:013
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-890-1
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2009:1615
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA09-294A
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA10-012A
External Source: HP
Name: SSRT090250
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2009:1650
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-2543
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2009:209
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-3316
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2012:1537
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20090906 Re: Re: expat bug 1990430
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 1021506
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 272209
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpuoct2009-096303.html
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/xerces/java/trunk/src/org/apache/xerces/impl/XMLScanner.java?r1=572055&r2=787352&pathrev=787353&diff_format=h
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2011-0359
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9356
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2009:1201
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2009-8329
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=512921
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1984
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2009:1199
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20091022 Re: Regarding expat bug 1990430
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2009-8337
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2009:1637
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2009:017
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2011:108
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-21-125136-16-1
Type: Patch Information
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2009:053
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2009:1200
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.networkworld.com/columnists/2009/080509-xml-flaw.html
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2012:1232
External Source: SLACKWARE
Name: SSA:2011-041-02
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2009:1636
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0016.html
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20091023 Re: CVE Request -- expat [was: Re: Regarding expat bug 1990430]
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20091026 Re: CVE Request -- expat [was: Re: Regarding expat bug 1990430]
External Source: SUNALERT
Name: 263489
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2011:0858
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpujan2010-084891.html
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.cert.fi/en/reports/2009/vulnerability2009085.html

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8520
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9356
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:6:update_1
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:6:update_10
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:6:update_11
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:6:update_2
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:6:update_3
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:6:update_4
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:6:update_5
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:6:update_6
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:6:update_7
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:6:update_8
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:6:update_9
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:6:update_1
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:6:update_10
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:6:update_11
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:6:update_12
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:6:update_2
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:6:update_3
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:6:update_4
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:6:update_5
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:6:update_6
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:6:update_7
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:6:update_8
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:6:update_9
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:6:update_12
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:6:update_13 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:6:update_13 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:5.0:update_12
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:5.0:update_13
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:5.0:update_10
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:5.0:update_11
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:5.0:update_16
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:5.0:update_17
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:5.0:update_2
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:5.0:update_1
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:5.0:update_15
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:5.0:update_14
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:5.0:update_3
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:5.0:update_4
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:5.0:update_5
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:5.0:update_6
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:5.0:update_7
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:5.0:update_8
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:5.0:update_9
* cpe:/a:sun:jre:5.0:update_19
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:5.0:update_1
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:5.0:update_2
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:5.0:update_17
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:5.0:update_16
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:5.0:update_10
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:5.0:update_11
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:5.0:update_12
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:5.0:update_13
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:5.0:update_14
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:5.0:update_15
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:5.0:update_3
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:5.0:update_4
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:5.0:update_5
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:5.0:update_6
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:5.0:update_7
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:5.0:update_8
* cpe:/a:sun:jdk:5.0:update_9

* Denotes Vulnerable Software
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Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)