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Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

CVE-2014-2829

Severity High
Score 7.8/10

Summary

Erlang Solutions MongooseIM through 1.3.1 rev. 2 does not properly restrict the processing of compressed XML elements, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (resource consumption) via a crafted XMPP stream, aka an "xmppbomb" attack.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • COMPLETE

CWE-264 - Permissions Privileges and Access Controls

CWE 264 (permissions, privileges, and access controls) is not a weakness in and of itself, rather it is a category of weaknesses related to the management of permissions, privileges, and other security features used to perform access control. If not addressed, the weaknesses in this category allow attackers to gain privileges for an unintended sphere of control, access sensitive information, and execute arbitrary commands.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published