CVE-2014-4720

NameCVE-2014-4720
DescriptionEmail::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," a different vulnerability than CVE-2014-0477.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-2969-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
libemail-address-perl (PTS)wheezy, wheezy (security)1.895-1+deb7u1fixed
jessie1.905-2fixed
stretch, sid1.908-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
libemail-address-perlsource(unstable)1.905-1medium
libemail-address-perlsourcesqueeze1.889-2+deb6u1medium
libemail-address-perlsourcewheezy1.895-1+deb7u1mediumDSA-2969-1

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