CVE Database


Impact: Moderate
Public: 2012-05-02
Bugzilla: 824600: CVE-2012-2921 python-feedparser: DoS via memory consumption processing ENTITY declarations


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Universal Feed Parser (aka feedparser or python-feedparser) before 5.1.2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a crafted XML ENTITY declaration in a non-ASCII encoded document.

Find out more about CVE-2012-2921 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

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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