|Date: (C)2003-12-31 (M)2015-12-13|
|CVSS Score: 9.3||Access Vector: NETWORK|
|Exploitability Subscore: 8.6||Access Complexity: MEDIUM|
|Impact Subscore: 10.0||Authentication: NONE|
| ||Confidentiality: COMPLETE|
| ||Integrity: COMPLETE|
| ||Availability: COMPLETE|
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."