SuSE 11 / 11.1 Security Update : Perl (SAT Patch Numbers 2833 / 2834)

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Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

perl Safe.pm module was affected by two problems where attackers could
break out of such a safed execution (CVE-2010-1447 / CVE-2010-1168).
This update fixes this problem.

It also fixes the following bugs :

- fix tell cornercase [bnc#596167]

- fix regex memory leak [bnc#557636]

- also run h2ph on /usr/include/linux [bnc#603840]

- backport h2ph include fix from 5.12.0 [bnc#601242]

- fix segfault when using regexpes in threaded apps
[bnc#588338]

- backport upstream fixes for POSIX module to avoid
clashes with Fcntl [bnc#446098], [bnc#515948]

- backport upstream fix for ISA assertion failure
[bnc#528423]

- move unicode files from perl-doc to perl, otherwise some
perl modules will not work

See also :

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=446098
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=515948
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=528423
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=557636
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=588338
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=596167
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=601242
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=603840
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=605918
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=605928
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2010-1168.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2010-1447.html

Solution :

Apply SAT patch number 2833 / 2834 as appropriate.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 8.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 50956 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-1168
CVE-2010-1447

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