Upstream information

CVE-2015-8978 at MITRE

Description

In Soap Lite (aka the SOAP::Lite extension for Perl) 1.14 and earlier, an example attack consists of defining 10 or more XML entities, each defined as consisting of 10 of the previous entity, with the document consisting of a single instance of the largest entity, which expands to one billion copies of the first entity. The amount of computer memory used for handling an external SOAP call would likely exceed that available to the process parsing the XML.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 5 4.3
Vector AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network Network
Access Complexity Low Medium
Authentication None None
Confidentiality Impact None None
Integrity Impact None None
Availability Impact Partial Partial
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 1011836 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 SP4
  • perl-SOAP-Lite >= 0.710.08-3.1
Patchnames:
sdksp4-perl-SOAP-Lite-12876


Status of this issue by product and package

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Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 11 SP4 perl-SOAP-Lite Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 12 SP2 perl-SOAP-Lite Not affected