GLSA-201311-17 : Perl: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201311-17
(Perl: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Perl. Please review the
CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact :

A local attacker could cause a Denial of Service condition or perform
symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the
user running the application. A context-dependent attacker could cause a
Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All Perl users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/perl-5.12.3-r1'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 71119 ()

Bugtraq ID: 12767

CVE ID: CVE-2008-5302