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Apache HTTPD: APR-util XML DoS (CVE-2009-1955)

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Apache HTTPD: APR-util XML DoS (CVE-2009-1955)

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
06/07/2009
Created
07/25/2018
Added
04/12/2012
Modified
10/15/2020

Description

The affected asset is vulnerable to this vulnerability ONLY if an attacker could convince Apache to consume a specially crafted XML document. Review your web server configuration for validation. A denial of service flaw was found in the bundled copy of the APR-util library Extensible Markup Language (XML) parser. A remote attacker could create a specially-crafted XML document that would cause excessive memory consumption when processed by the XML decoding engine.

Solution(s)

  • apache-httpd-upgrade-2_2_12

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