CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2011-3288

Improper Restriction of Recursive Entity References in DTDs ('XML Entity Expansion')

Published: Oct 06, 2011 | Modified: Feb 15, 2024
CVSS 3.x
7.5
HIGH
Source:
NVD
CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
CVSS 2.x
7.8 HIGH
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

Cisco Unified Presence before 8.5(4) does not properly detect recursion during entity expansion, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory and CPU consumption, and process crash) via a crafted XML document containing a large number of nested entity references, aka Bug IDs CSCtq89842 and CSCtq88547, a similar issue to CVE-2003-1564.

Weakness

The product uses XML documents and allows their structure to be defined with a Document Type Definition (DTD), but it does not properly control the number of recursive definitions of entities.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Unified_presence Cisco * *

Potential Mitigations

References