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Bug 280611 (CVE-2009-2625) - <dev-java/xerces-2.11.0: Codenomicon Malformed XML input DoS (CVE-2009-2625)
Summary: <dev-java/xerces-2.11.0: Codenomicon Malformed XML input DoS (CVE-2009-2625)
Alias: CVE-2009-2625
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High minor (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: B3 [noglsa]
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-08-06 22:45 UTC by Robert Buchholz (RETIRED)
Modified: 2012-06-16 23:01 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Robert Buchholz (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-08-06 22:45:08 UTC
CVE-2009-2625 (
  Apache Xerces2 Java, as used in Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) in
  JDK and JRE 6 before Update 15 and JDK and JRE 5.0 before Update 20,
  and in other products, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of
  service (infinite loop and application hang) via malformed XML input,
  as demonstrated by the Codenomicon XML fuzzing framework.
Comment 1 Robert Buchholz (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-08-06 22:48:55 UTC
Comment 2 Robert Buchholz (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-08-06 22:54:23 UTC
Vendor Statements
Python: We are working on a fix.
Comment 3 Robert Buchholz (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-08-06 22:54:47 UTC
nevermind the last comment, thx
Comment 4 Ralph Sennhauser (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-05-26 11:37:27 UTC
*xerces-2.11.0 (26 May 2012)

  26 May 2012; Ralph Sennhauser <> +xerces-2.11.0.ebuild,
  Security bump. #280611
  Don't let taskdef point to non-existent jar. #351394
Comment 5 Tim Sammut (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-05-27 22:33:27 UTC
Arches, please test and mark stable:
Target keywords : "amd64 ppc ppc64 x86"
Comment 6 Michael Harrison 2012-05-28 10:33:48 UTC
The following keyword changes are necessary to proceed:

amd64 ok
Comment 7 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2012-05-28 12:23:09 UTC
amd64 stable
Comment 8 Johannes Huber gentoo-dev 2012-05-28 14:33:09 UTC
x86 stable
Comment 9 Brent Baude (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-05-29 15:25:52 UTC
ppc64 done
Comment 10 Michael Weber (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-06-14 01:30:12 UTC
ppc stable, last arch done.
Comment 11 Sean Amoss (RETIRED) gentoo-dev Security 2012-06-15 11:56:41 UTC
Thanks, everyone. 

GLSA vote: no.
Comment 12 Tim Sammut (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-06-16 23:01:17 UTC
GLSA Vote: no, too. Closing noglsa.