Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : perl-Email-Address (MDVSA-2014:192)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated perl-Email-Address package fixes security vulnerability :

The parse function in Email::Address module before 1.905 for Perl uses
an inefficient regular expression, which allows remote attackers to
cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via an empty quoted string
in an RFC 2822 address (CVE-2014-0477).

The Email::Address module before 1.904 for Perl uses an inefficient
regular expression, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of
service (CPU consumption) via vectors related to backtracking into the
phrase (CVE-2014-4720).

See also :

http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2014-0389.html

Solution :

Update the affected perl-Email-Address package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 78018 ()

Bugtraq ID: 68084
68446

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0477
CVE-2014-4720

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