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CVE-2009-2625

Published: 06 August 2009

XMLScanner.java in Apache Xerces2 Java, as used in Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) in JDK and JRE 6 before Update 15 and JDK and JRE 5.0 before Update 20, and in other products, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and application hang) via malformed XML input, as demonstrated by the Codenomicon XML fuzzing framework.

Priority

Medium

Status

Package Release Status
expat
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needed

Patches:
Upstream: http://expat.cvs.sourceforge.net/viewvc/expat/expat/lib/xmltok_impl.c?r1=1.13&r2=1.15&view=patch
openjdk-6
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (6b16)
sun-java5
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (1.5.0-20)
sun-java6
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (6.15)

Notes

AuthorNote
jdstrand
this originally come out as a bug in expat (#1990430).
CVE-2009-3720 was later assigned to this identical issue, since
this issue was worded as a Java vulnerability. Our USN references
this CVE and CVE-2009-3720 will be ignored.

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