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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

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 : 7.5
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:ND/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 29237 ()

Bugtraq ID: 26350

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5116