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CVE-2009-3627

Date: (C)2009-10-29   (M)2017-08-18
 
CVSS Score: 4.3Access Vector: NETWORK
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6Access Complexity: MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 2.9Authentication: NONE
 Confidentiality: NONE
 Integrity: NONE
 Availability: PARTIAL











The decode_entities function in util.c in HTML-Parser before 3.63 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via an incomplete SGML numeric character reference, which triggers generation of an invalid UTF-8 character.

Reference:
BID-36807
SECUNIA-37155
ADV-2009-3022
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/10/23/9
htmlparser-decodeentities-dos(53941)
http://github.com/gisle/html-parser/commit/b9aae1e43eb2c8e989510187cff0ba3e996f9a4c
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=530604
https://issues.apache.org/SpamAssassin/show_bug.cgi?id=6225

CWE    1
CWE-20
OVAL    2
oval:org.secpod.oval:def:600502
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8034

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