Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2011 14:20:57 -0400 (EDT) From: Josh Bressers <bressers@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Cc: "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org> Subject: Re: CVE Request -- LuaExpat -- Prone to XML "billion laughs attack" ----- Original Message ----- > Hello, Josh, Steve, vendors, > > It was found that LuaExpat, a SAX XML parser based on the Expat > library, is prone to XML "billion laughs attack", as described in: >  > http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-tipcfsx/index.html#N100F1 > > A remote attacker could provide a specially-crafted XML file, which > once opened in an application, linked against LuaExpat, could cause > that application to crash. > > References: >  http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=629225 >  http://matthewwild.co.uk/projects/luaexpat/luaexpat-1.2.0.tar.gz >  https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=711027 > Please use CVE-2011-2188 for this. Thanks. -- JB
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