Fedora 8 : perl-5.8.8-39.fc8 (2008-3392)

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Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

- Tue Apr 29 2008 Marcela Maslanova <mmaslano at
redhat.com> - 4:5.8.8-39

- perl-5.8.8-CVE-2008-1927.patch - buffer overflow, when
using unicode characters in regexp

- Wed Mar 19 2008 Marcela Maslanova <mmaslano at
redhat.com> - 4:5.8.8-38

- 434865 upgrade Test::Simple

- turn off test on loading Dummy in More.t, can't find
module (path problem?)

- 238581: careless use of gethostbyname() in Socket.xs

- Thu Mar 13 2008 Marcela Maslanova <mmaslano at
redhat.com> - 4:5.8.8-37

- update CGI, because of broken upload method #431774

- Fri Feb 29 2008 Marcela Maslanova <mmaslano at
redhat.com> - 4:5.8.8-36

- remove conflicts perl-File-Temp. Use obsoletes.

- Fri Feb 29 2008 Marcela Maslanova <mmaslano at
redhat.com> - 4:5.8.8-35

- upgrade Scalar::Util - possible fix for many bugs.
Packages dependent on this module could work even with
use of CPAN modules.

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

See also :

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=443928
http://www.nessus.org/u?a3ee5289

Solution :

Update the affected perl package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 32103 (fedora_2008-3392.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 28928

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1927

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