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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2011-2205

Original release date: 06/22/2011
Last revised: 06/23/2011


Prosody before 0.8.1 does not properly detect recursion during entity expansion, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory and CPU consumption) via a crafted XML document containing a large number of nested entity references, a similar issue to CVE-2003-1564.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
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: CONFIRM
Name: http://blog.prosody.im/prosody-0-8-1-released/
Type: Patch Information
External Source: XF
Name: prosody-xml-dos(67884)
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20110614 CVE Request: prosody DoS, djabberd external entity injection
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://prosody.im/doc/release/0.8.1
Type: Patch Information
External Source: BID
Name: 48125
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20110615 Re: CVE Request: prosody DoS, djabberd external entity injection
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://hg.prosody.im/0.8/rev/ee6a18f10a8d
Type: Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://hg.prosody.im/0.8/rev/5305a665bdd4
Type: Patch Information

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  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)