CVE-2016-9180

NameCVE-2016-9180
Descriptionperl-XML-Twig: The option to `expand_external_ents`, documented as controlling external entity expansion in XML::Twig does not work. External entities are always expanded, regardless of the option's setting.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs842893

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
libxml-twig-perl (PTS)wheezy1:3.39-1vulnerable
jessie1:3.48-1vulnerable
stretch, sid1:3.50-1vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
libxml-twig-perlsource(unstable)(unfixed)medium842893

Notes

[jessie] - libxml-twig-perl <no-dsa> (Minor issue; can be fixed via point release)
https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Display.html?id=118097
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1379553
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/11/02/1
Release 3.50 adds a no_xxe flag which will fail to parse files with external entities.
2016-12-13: The corresponding changes is not in the public git repository yet: https://github.com/mirod/xmltwig/commits/master

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