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Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2008 14:33:24 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Steven M. Christey" <>
To: Tomas Hoger <>
cc:,,, Robert Buchholz <>
Subject: Re: Re: libxml2 "ampproblem" DoS

On Mon, 6 Oct 2008, Tomas Hoger wrote:

> CVE-2008-4409 is public on NVD site, CVE-2008-4422 in Gentoo BZ and
> here...  CVE-2008-4422 should probably be rejected.


- Steve

Name: CVE-2008-4409
Status: Candidate
Reference: MLIST:[oss-security] 20081002 libxml2 "ampproblem" DoS
Reference: URL:
Reference: CONFIRM:

libxml2 2.7.0 and 2.7.1 does not properly handle "predefined entities
definitions" in entities, which allows context-dependent attackers to
cause a denial of service (memory consumption and application crash),
as demonstrated by use of xmllint on a certain XML document, a
different vulnerability than CVE-2003-1564 and CVE-2008-3281.

Name: CVE-2008-4422
Status: Candidate

** REJECT **

DO NOT USE THIS CANDIDATE NUMBER.  ConsultIDs: CVE-2008-4409.  Reason:
This candidate is a duplicate of CVE-2008-4409.  Notes: All CVE users
should reference CVE-2008-4409 instead of this candidate.  All
references and descriptions in this candidate have been removed to
prevent accidental usage.

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