Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : perl (MDVSA-2013:005)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A vulnerability has been found and corrected in perl :

Heap-based buffer overflow in the Perl_repeatcpy function in util.c in
Perl 5.12.x before 5.12.5, 5.14.x before 5.14.3, and 5.15.x before
15.15.5 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of
service (memory consumption and crash) or possibly execute arbitrary
code via the 'x' string repeat operator (CVE-2012-5195).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 64279 ()

Bugtraq ID: 56287

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5195

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