Bug 1268777 (CVE-2015-7686) - CVE-2015-7686 perl-Email-Address: denial of service when parsing crafted email address list
Summary: CVE-2015-7686 perl-Email-Address: denial of service when parsing crafted emai...
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Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Alias: CVE-2015-7686
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1268778 1268779
Blocks: 1268780
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2015-10-05 08:36 UTC by Martin Prpič
Modified: 2019-09-29 13:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-10-21 09:24:12 UTC


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Description Martin Prpič 2015-10-05 08:36:45 UTC
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.

Further information:

http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2015/q3/644
http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2015/q4/22

Comment 1 Martin Prpič 2015-10-05 08:37:24 UTC
Created perl-Email-Address tracking bugs for this issue:

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


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