Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : perl (MDVSA-2008:100)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A double free vulnerability in Perl 5.8.8 and earlier versions, allows
context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory
corruption and crash) via a crafted regular expression containing UTF8

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37868 (mandriva_MDVSA-2008-100.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 28928

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1927

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