Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.04 : perl vulnerabilities (USN-3478-1)

This script is Copyright (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Jakub Wilk discovered that Perl incorrectly handled certain regular
expressions. An attacker could use this issue to cause Perl to crash,
resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2017-12837, CVE-2017-12883).

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 package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 104543 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-12837
CVE-2017-12883

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