Bug 1268777 - (CVE-2015-7686) CVE-2015-7686 perl-Email-Address: denial of service when parsing crafted email address list
CVE-2015-7686 perl-Email-Address: denial of service when parsing crafted emai...
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1268779 1268778
Blocks: 1268780
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Reported: 2015-10-05 04:36 EDT by Martin Prpič
Modified: 2015-10-21 05:24 EDT (History)
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Description Martin Prpič 2015-10-05 04:36:45 EDT
A flaw in the parsing of email address lists was found in perl-Email-Address:

Algorithmic complexity vulnerability in Address.pm in the Email-Address module 1.908 and earlier for Perl allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via a crafted string containing a list of e-mail addresses in conjunction with parenthesis characters that can be associated with nested comments. NOTE: the default configuration in 1.908 mitigates this vulnerability but misparses certain realistic comments.

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Comment 1 Martin Prpič 2015-10-05 04:37:24 EDT
Created perl-Email-Address tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1268778]
Affects: epel-all [bug 1268779]

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