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ejabberd XML Parsing Denial of Service Vulnerability (Windows)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Denial of Service

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

11 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

This host is installed with ejabberd and is prone to denial of service vulnerability.

Insight

Insight

The flaw is due to an error within the parsing of certain XML input, which can be exploited to cause a high CPU and memory consumption via a crafted XML document containing a large number of nested entity references.

Affected Software

Affected Software

ejabberd versions before 2.1.7 and 3.x before 3.0.0-alpha-3

Solution

Solution

Upgrade to ejabberd version 2.1.7, 3.0.0-alpha-3 or later.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)