Genivia gSOAP up to 2.7.x/2.8.47 XML Document soap_get integer overflow

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A vulnerability has been found in Genivia gSOAP up to 2.7.x/2.8.47 and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is the function soap_get of the component XML Document Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-190. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 06/21/2017. The weakness was presented 07/20/2017 by Senrio (Senrio) (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2017-9765 since 06/21/2017. The exploitation appears to be difficult. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 27 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 101810 (AXIS gSOAP Message Handling RCE (ACV-116267) (Devil's Ivy)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Misc. and running in the context remote. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 11859 (Genivia gSOAP Stack Based Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (Devils Ivy)).

Upgrading to version 2.8.48 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published before and not just after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 99868) and Tenable (101810).




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VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.8
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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-190
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Nessus ID: 101810
Nessus Name: AXIS gSOAP Message Handling RCE (ACV-116267) (Devil's Ivy)
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OpenVAS ID: 867773
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for gsoap FEDORA-2017-ff06ff0ec9
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Upgrade: gSOAP 2.8.48


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Researcher: Senrio (Senrio)
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2017-9765 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 99868 - Genivia gSOAP CVE-2017-9765 Stack Based Buffer Overflow Vulnerability


Created: 07/20/2017 08:09 PM
Updated: 01/06/2021 07:10 AM
Changes: (2) advisory_person_name vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_basescore
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