Debian Security Advisory

DLA-0011-1 libemail-address-perl -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
29 Jun 2014
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2014-0477.
More information:

Bastian Blank reported a denial of service vulnerability in Email::Address, a Perl module for RFC 2822 address parsing and creation. Email::Address::parse used significant time on parsing empty quoted strings. A remote attacker able to supply specifically crafted input to an application using Email::Address for parsing, could use this flaw to mount a denial of service attack against the application.

For Debian 6 Squeeze, these issues have been fixed in libemail-address-perl version 1.889-2+deb6u1