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From Tom Jordahl <>
Subject RE: update requested on security alert
Date Fri, 24 Jan 2003 16:25:10 GMT

This was fixed in the Axis source code and is available in the latest CVS tree or the Axis
1.1 beta release.

Tom Jordahl
Macromedia Server Development

-----Original Message-----
From: Kari Whitcomb []
Sent: Friday, January 24, 2003 9:20 AM
Subject: update requested on security alert

Back in November a security alert was posted on this list.  I'm looking 
for an update on the status of this problem.  The description of the 
problem was posted as:

Summary: Using the DTD part of the XML document, it is possible to cause 
the XML parser to consume 100% CPU and/or a lot of  memory, therefore 
resulting in a denial of service condition.

A link to the previous thread on this topic:

Has there been any work done to correct this vulnerability?  Is there an 
expected release which will have the fix (if it is not currently available)?

Kari Whitcomb

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