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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 9:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 201311-17 ] Perl: Multiple vulnerabilities Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Perl: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 201311-17)
Severity: high
Exploitable: local, remote
Date: November 28, 2013
Bug(s): #249629, #313565, #362025, #386357
ID: 201311-17

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities were found in Perl, the worst of which
could allow a local attacker to cause a Denial of Service condition.


Background

Perl is Larry Wall’s Practical Extraction and Report Language.

Affected Packages

Package: dev-lang/perl
Vulnerable: < 5.12.3-r1
Unaffected: >= 5.12.3-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Perl. Please review the
CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


Impact

A local attacker could cause a Denial of Service condition or perform
symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the
user running the application. A context-dependent attacker could cause a
Denial of Service condition.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Perl users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-lang/perl-5.12.3-r1"
   


References

CVE-2008-5302
CVE-2008-5303
CVE-2010-1158
CVE-2011-0761
CVE-2011-1487
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