Oracle Linux 3 / 4 / 5 : perl (ELSA-2008-0522)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0522 :

Updated perl packages that fix a security issue are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

Perl is a high-level programming language commonly used for system
administration utilities and Web programming.

A flaw was found in Perl's regular expression engine. A specially
crafted regular expression with Unicode characters could trigger a
buffer overflow, causing Perl to crash, or possibly execute arbitrary
code with the privileges of the user running Perl. (CVE-2008-1927)

Users of perl are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2008-June/000641.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2008-June/000646.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2008-June/000643.html

Solution :

Update the affected perl packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67707 ()

Bugtraq ID: 28928

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1927