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CVE-2003-1564 Details

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NameCVE-2003-1564
StatusCandidate
Descriptionlibxml2, possibly before 2.5.0, does not properly detect recursion during entity expansion, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory and CPU consumption) via a crafted XML document containing a large number of nested entity references, aka the "billion laughs attack."
ReferencesMISC: http://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/65843/time_to_upgrade_libxml2
MISC: http://xmlsoft.org/news.html
MLIST:[xml-dev] 20030202 Re: Elliotte Rusty Harold on Web Services
URL: http://www.stylusstudio.com/xmldev/200302/post20020.html
MLIST:[xml] 20080820 Security fix for libxml2
URL: http://mail.gnome.org/archives/xml/2008-August/msg00034.html
REDHAT:RHSA-2008:0886
URL: http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0886.html
SECUNIA:31868
URL: http://secunia.com/advisories/31868
PhaseAssigned (20080902)
VotesNone (candidate not yet proposed)
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