Amazon Linux AMI : perl (ALAS-2011-19)

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Synopsis :

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description :

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Perl decoded
Unicode strings. An attacker could create a malicious Unicode string
that, when decoded by a Perl program, would cause the program to crash
or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the
user running the program. (CVE-2011-2939)

It was found that the 'new' constructor of the Digest module used its
argument as part of the string expression passed to the eval()
function. An attacker could possibly use this flaw to execute
arbitrary Perl code with the privileges of a Perl program that uses
untrusted input as an argument to the constructor. (CVE-2011-3597)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?0f071618

Solution :

Run 'yum update perl' to update your system.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69578 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-2939
CVE-2011-3597