Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : perl vulnerability (USN-552-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

It was discovered that Perl's regular expression library did not
correctly handle certain UTF sequences. If a user or automated system
were tricked into running a specially crafted regular expression, a
remote attacker could crash the application or possibly execute
arbitrary code with user privileges.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 29237 ()

Bugtraq ID: 26350

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5116