|Summary:||CVE-2012-0880 xml: xerces-c hash table collisions CPU usage DoS (oCERT-2011-003)|
|Product:||[Other] Security Response||Reporter:||Kurt Seifried <kseifried>|
|Component:||vulnerability||Assignee:||Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:|
|Version:||unspecified||CC:||aortega, gsim, jrusnack, security-response-team|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2015-01-17 04:44:48 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
|Cloudforms Team:||---||Target Upstream Version:|
|Bug Depends On:|
|Bug Blocks:||770929, 782164|
Description Kurt Seifried 2012-02-03 06:54:52 UTC
Juraj Somorovsky reported that certain XML parsers/servers are affected by the same, or similar, flaw as the hash table collisions CPU usage denial of service. Sending a specially crafted message to an XML service can result in longer processing time, which could lead to a denial of service. It is reported that this attack on XML can be applied on different XML nodes (such as entities, element attributes, namespaces, various elements in the XML security, etc.). xerces-c is written in C++ and makes significant use of arrays.
Comment 2 Kurt Seifried 2015-01-17 04:44:48 UTC
Statement: This issue affects the versions of xerces as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having Moderate security impact. A future update may address this issue. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification: https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/.