GLSA-201410-02 : Perl, Perl Locale-Maketext module: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201410-02
(Perl, Perl Locale-Maketext module: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Two vulnerabilities have been reported in the Locale-Maketext module for
Perl, which can be exploited by malicious users to compromise an
application using the module.
The vulnerabilities are caused due to the “_compile()” function not
properly sanitising input, which can be exploited to inject and execute
arbitrary Perl code.

Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process, or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201410-02

Solution :

All users of the Locale-Maketext module should upgrade to the latest
version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
'>=perl-core/Locale-Maketext-1.230.0'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 78384 ()

Bugtraq ID: 56852

CVE ID: CVE-2012-6329

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