|Bugzilla:||515515: CVE-2009-1885 xerces-c, xerces-c27: Stack overflow when parsing recursive XML structures|
The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:
Stack consumption vulnerability in validators/DTD/DTDScanner.cpp in Apache Xerces C++ 2.7.0 and 2.8.0 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via vectors involving nested parentheses and invalid byte values in "simply nested DTD structures," as demonstrated by the Codenomicon XML fuzzing framework.
Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2009-1885
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future xerces-c packages update in Red Hat Enterprise MRG 1.1 may address this flaw.
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