Oracle Solaris Third-Party Patch Update : perl-58 (cve_2012_5195_buffer_errors)

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Synopsis :

The remote Solaris system is missing a security patch for third-party
software.

Description :

The remote Solaris system is missing necessary patches to address
security updates :

- 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)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?b5f8def1
https://blogs.oracle.com/sunsecurity/entry/cve_2012_5195_buffer_errors

Solution :

Upgrade to Solaris 11.1.11.4.0.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Solaris Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 80734 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5195

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