CVE Database


Impact: Moderate
Public: 2013-02-19
Bugzilla: 912400: CVE-2013-0338 libxml2: CPU consumption DoS when performing string substitutions during entities expansion
IAVA: 2015-A-0019


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

libxml2 2.9.0 and earlier allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU and memory consumption) via an XML file containing an entity declaration with long replacement text and many references to this entity, aka "internal entity expansion" with linear complexity.

Find out more about CVE-2013-0338 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (libxml2) RHSA-2013:0581 February 28, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (libxml2) RHSA-2013:0581 February 28, 2013

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