Scientific Linux Security Update : perl on SL4.x, SL3.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A flaw was found in Perl's regular expression engine. Specially
crafted input to a regular expression can cause Perl to improperly
allocate memory, possibly resulting in arbitrary code running with the
permissions of the user running Perl. (CVE-2007-5116)

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60282 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5116