Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : perl vulnerability (USN-2099-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that Perl's Locale::Maketext module incorrectly
handled backslashes and fully qualified method names. An attacker
could possibly use this flaw to execute arbitrary code when an
application used untrusted templates.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected perl-modules package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72366 ()

Bugtraq ID: 56950

CVE ID: CVE-2012-6329

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