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Published: 3 October 2008

libxml2 2.7.0 and 2.7.1 does not properly handle "predefined entities definitions" in entities, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption and application crash), as demonstrated by use of xmllint on a certain XML document, a different vulnerability than CVE-2003-1564 and CVE-2008-3281.




Package Release Status
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
dapper Not vulnerable
(code not present)
feisty Not vulnerable
(code not present)
gutsy Not vulnerable
(code not present)
hardy Not vulnerable
(code not present)
Released (2.7.2)