Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
It was discovered that the decode_xs function in the Encode module is
vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow via a crafted Unicode
string. An attacker could use this overflow to cause a denial of
It was discovered that the 'new' constructor in the Digest module is
vulnerable to an eval injection. An attacker could use this to execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2011-3597)
It was discovered that Perl's 'x' string repeat operator is vulnerable
to a heap-based buffer overflow. An attacker could use this to execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2012-5195)
Ryo Anazawa discovered that the CGI.pm module does not properly escape
newlines in Set-Cookie or P3P (Platform for Privacy Preferences
Project) headers. An attacker could use this to inject arbitrary
headers into responses from applications that use CGI.pm.
Update the affected perl package.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : false