GLSA-201311-17 : Perl: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

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

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 :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201311-17.xml

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
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 71119 ()

Bugtraq ID: 12767
47124
47766

CVE ID: CVE-2008-5302
CVE-2008-5303
CVE-2010-1158
CVE-2011-0761
CVE-2011-1487