Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : perl (MDKSA-2007:207)

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Tavis Ormandy and Will Drewry discovered a flaw in Perl's regular
expression engine. Specially crafted input to a regular expression can
cause Perl to improperly allocate memory, resulting in the possible
execution of arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running
Perl.

Updated packages have been patched to prevent these issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27642 (mandrake_MDKSA-2007-207.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5116

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