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Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2011 11:50:01 +0200
From: Jan Lieskovsky <>
To: "Steven M. Christey" <>
CC: oss-security <>
Subject: CVE Request -- LuaExpat -- Prone to XML "billion laughs attack"

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:

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.


Could you allocate a CVE id for this?

Thank you & Regards, Jan.
Jan iankko Lieskovsky / Red Hat Security Response Team

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