Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : perl (MDVSA-2015:136)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated perl package fixes security vulnerability :

The Dumper method in Data::Dumper before 2.154, as used in Perl 5.20.1
and earlier, 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).

Also, the Text::Wrap version provided in perl contains a bug that can
lead to a code path that shouldn't be hit. This can lead to crashes in
other software, such as Bugzilla.

The Text::Wrap module bundled with Perl has been patched and the
Data::Dumper module bundled with Perl has been updated to fix these
issues.

See also :

http://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2014-0406.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)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 82389 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-4330

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