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CVE-2015-8978 Detail

Current 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.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

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Hyperlink Resource
http://cpansearch.perl.org/src/PHRED/SOAP-Lite-1.20/Changes Vendor Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/94487

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-399 Resource Management Errors NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:soap\:\:lite_project:soap\:\:lite:*:*:*:*:*:perl:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
1.14


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2015-8978
NVD Published Date:
11/22/2016
NVD Last Modified:
11/28/2016