Uncontrolled Resource Consumption
XMLscanner.java in Apache Xerces2 Java Parser before 2.12.0, as used in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) in IBM Java 5.0 before 5.0 SR16-FP3, 6 before 6 SR14, 6.0.1 before 6.0.1 SR6, and 7 before 7 SR5 as well as Oracle Java SE 7u40 and earlier, Java SE 6u60 and earlier, Java SE 5.0u51 and earlier, JRockit R28.2.8 and earlier, JRockit R27.7.6 and earlier, Java SE Embedded 7u40 and earlier, and possibly other products allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service via vectors related to XML attribute names.
CWE-400 - Uncontrolled resource consumption
An uncontrolled resource allocation attack (also known as resource exhaustion attack) triggers unauthorized overconsumption of the limited resources in an application, such as memory, file system storage, database connection pool entries, and CPU. This may lead to denial of service for valid users and degradation of the application's functionality as well as that of the host operating system.