Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : perl (MDVSA-2011:091)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A vulnerability has been found and corrected in perl :

The (1) lc, (2) lcfirst, (3) uc, and (4) ucfirst functions in Perl
5.10.x, 5.11.x, and 5.12.x through 5.12.3, and 5.13.x through 5.13.11,
do not apply the taint attribute to the return value upon processing
tainted input, which might allow context-dependent attackers to bypass
the taint protection mechanism via a crafted string (CVE-2011-1487).

Packages for 2009.0 are provided as of the Extended Maintenance
Program. Please visit this link to learn more:
http://store.mandriva.com/product_info.php?cPath=149 products_id=490

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 54577 ()

Bugtraq ID: 47124

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1487

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