Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1036-1] gsoap security update)

Published: 2018-02-07 23:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Affected Versions:
gsoap on Debian Linux

Recommendations:
For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 2.8.7-2+deb7u1. We recommend that you upgrade your gsoap Linux Distribution Packages.

Summary:
A vulnerability was discovered in gsoap, a library for the development of SOAP web services and clients, that may be exposed with a large and specific XML message over 2 GB in size. After receiving this 2 GB message, a buffer overflow can cause an open unsecured server to crash. Clients communicating with HTTPS with trusted servers are not affected.

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-9765

References:

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2017/07/msg00028.html

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Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
6.8

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