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Resource Management Errors

CVE-2015-1819

Severity Medium
Score 5/10

Summary

The xmlreader in libxml allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via crafted XML data, related to an XML Entity Expansion (XEE) attack. This also affects the nokogiri ruby gem in 1.6.6.0 through 1.6.6.3.

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  • NETWORK
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CWE-399 - Resource Management Errors

Resource management errors is not a weakness in and of itself, rather it is a category of weaknesses related to improper management of system resources. If not addressed, the weaknesses in this category can lead to unexpected software behavior, loss of access, file modification, sensitive information disclosure, system crash, denial of service, and code execution.

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Advisory Timeline

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