CVE-2018-12558

NameCVE-2018-12558
DescriptionThe parse() method in the Email::Address module through 1.909 for Perl is vulnerable to Algorithmic complexity on specially prepared input, leading to Denial of Service. Prepared special input that caused this problem contained 30 form-field characters ("\f").
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs901873

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
libemail-address-perl (PTS)jessie1.905-2vulnerable
stretch1.908-1vulnerable
buster, sid1.909-1vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
libemail-address-perlsource(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant901873

Notes

Possibility of DoS vs. usability issue for Email::Address
https://github.com/Perl-Email-Project/Email-Address/issues/19

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