Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2011 11:50:01 +0200 From: Jan Lieskovsky <jlieskov@...hat.com> To: "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org> CC: oss-security <oss-security@...ts.openwall.com> 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:  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 Could you allocate a CVE id for this? Thank you & Regards, Jan. -- Jan iankko Lieskovsky / Red Hat Security Response Team
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