GLSA-200805-17 : Perl: Execution of arbitrary code

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200805-17
(Perl: Execution of arbitrary code)

Tavis Ormandy and Will Drewry of the Google Security Team have reported
a double free vulnerability when processing a crafted regular
expression containing UTF-8 characters.

Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly exploit this vulnerability to execute
arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All Perl users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/perl-5.8.8-r5'
All libperl users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-devel/libperl-5.8.8-r2'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 32415 (gentoo_GLSA-200805-17.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 28928

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1927

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