Vulnerability CVE-2008-4482


Published: 2008-10-07   Modified: 2012-02-13

Description:
The XML parser in Xerces-C++ before 3.0.0 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (stack consumption and crash) via an XML schema definition with a large maxOccurs value, which triggers excessive memory consumption during validation of an XML file.

Type:

CWE-20

(Improper Input Validation)

CVSS2 => (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
7.8/10
6.9/10
10/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Remote
Low
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
None
None
Complete
Affected software
Apache -> Xerces-c++ 

 References:
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31533
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/45596
http://xerces.apache.org/xerces-c/releases.html
http://secunia.com/advisories/32108
http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/XERCESC-1051

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