Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : perl (MDVSA-2014:199)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated perl and perl-Data-Dumper packages fixes security
vulnerability :

The Dumper method in Data::Dumper before 2.154, allows
context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (stack
consumption and crash) via an Array-Reference with many nested
Array-References, which triggers a large number of recursive calls to
the DD_dump function (CVE-2014-4330).

The Data::Dumper module bundled with perl and the perl-Data-Dumper
packages has been updated to fix this issue.

See also :

http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2014-0405.html
http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2014-0407.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.6
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 78615 ()

Bugtraq ID: 70142

CVE ID: CVE-2014-4330

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