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Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:43:59 +0200
From: Andreas Stieger <astieger@...e.com>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: Devil's Ivy (CVE-2017-9765) in gSOAP 2.7 up to
 2.8.47

Hello,

On 07/19/2017 10:44 PM, Alan Coopersmith wrote:
> I noticed some press coverage of this but haven't seen mail here yet:
>
> http://blog.senr.io/blog/devils-ivy-flaw-in-widely-used-third-party-code-impacts-millions
>
> https://www.genivia.com/advisory.html#Security_advisory:_CVE-2017-9765_bug_in_certain_versions_of_gSOAP_2.7_up_to_2.8.47_(June_21,_2017)
>
> https://www.genivia.com/changelog.html#Version_2.8.48_upd_(06/21/2017)
>
> "a potential vulnerability to a large and specific XML message over
> 2GB in size
>  (greater than 2147483711 bytes to trigger the software bug). A buffer
> overflow
>  can cause an open unsecured server to crash or malfunction after 2GB is
>  received."
>
> Unfortunately, the subversion repo on sourceforge for gSOAP only has
> full releases, not individual changes, in each commit, so the fix
> appears to be somewhere mixed in [r119] on
> https://sourceforge.net/p/gsoap2/code/commit_browser
> making it a challenge for distros who want to patch instead of upgrade.
>

Or just ask them, see https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1049348

Andreas

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Project Manager Security
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