CVE Database


Impact: Low
Public: 2009-08-05
CWE: CWE-674
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.

Find out more about CVE-2009-1885 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.


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CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score: 4.3
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: Partial

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