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Oracle Solaris 11: CVE-2003-1564 (11.4 SRU 21.69.0)

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Oracle Solaris 11: CVE-2003-1564 (11.4 SRU 21.69.0)

Severity
9
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
12/31/2003
Created
01/20/2021
Added
01/19/2021
Modified
11/17/2021

Description

libxml2, possibly before 2.5.0, does not properly detect recursion during entity expansion, which allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory and CPU consumption) via a crafted XML document containing a large number of nested entity references, aka the "billion laughs attack."

Solution(s)

  • oracle-solaris-11-4-upgrade-value-library-desktop-qt5-5-12-7-11-4-21-0-1-69-0

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