Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1036-1 gsoap -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
24 Jul 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-9765.
More information:

A vulnerability was discovered in gsoap, a library for the development of SOAP web services and clients, that may be exposed with a large and specific XML message over 2 GB in size. After receiving this 2 GB message, a buffer overflow can cause an open unsecured server to crash. Clients communicating with HTTPS with trusted servers are not affected.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 2.8.7-2+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your gsoap packages.

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