Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : eperl (MDKSA-2001:027)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Several potential buffer overflows in the ePerl package have been
found by Fumitoshi Ukai and Denis Barbier. When eperl is installed
setuid root, it can switch to the UID/GID of the script's owner.
Although Linux-Mandrake does not ship the program setuid root, this is
a useful feature which some users may have activated locally on their
own. There is also the potential for a remote vulnerability as well.

Solution :

Update the affected eperl package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61901 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2001-0458

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