GLSA-201401-33 : Perl Digest-Base module: Arbitrary code execution

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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-201401-33
(Perl Digest-Base module: Arbitrary code execution)

The vulnerability is caused due to the &ldquo
Digest->new()&rdquo
function
not properly sanitising input before using it in an &ldquo
eval()&rdquo
call.

Impact :

The vulnerability might allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201401-33.xml

Solution :

All Digest-Base module users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=perl-core/digest-base-1.170.0'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72207 ()

Bugtraq ID: 49911

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3597