A vulnerability was found in Soap Lite up to 1.14. It has been rated as critical. This issue affects some unknown processing of the component XML Entity Hendler. The manipulation leads to improper resource management. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-399. The bug was discovered 11/22/2016. The weakness was presented 11/22/2016 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at cpansearch.perl.org. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2015-8978. The attack may be initiated remotely. There are no technical details available. There is no exploit available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment. It is declared as not defined. We expect the 0-day to have been worth approximately $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 95359 (Debian DLA-723-1 : libsoap-lite-perl security update), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is recommended to upgrade the affected component. A possible mitigation has been published 3 days after the disclosure of the vulnerability. The vulnerability is also documented other vulnerability databases: SecurityFocus (BID 94487) and Tenable (95359).
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