SUSE SLES11 Security Update : perl (SUSE-SU-2016:2246-1)

This script is Copyright (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

This update for perl fixes the following issues :

- CVE-2016-6185: xsloader looking at a '(eval)' directory
[bsc#988311]

- CVE-2016-1238: searching current directory for optional
modules [bsc#987887]

- CVE-2015-8853: regex engine hanging on bad utf8
[bnc976584]

- CVE-2016-2381: environment dup handling bug [bsc#967082]

- perl panic with utf8_mg_pos_cache_update [bsc#929027]

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

https://bugzilla.suse.com/929027
https://bugzilla.suse.com/967082
https://bugzilla.suse.com/987887
https://bugzilla.suse.com/988311
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-8853.html
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-1238.html
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-2381.html
https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-6185.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?22654148

Solution :

To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP4:zypper in -t
patch sdksp4-perl-12729=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch
slessp4-perl-12729=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch
dbgsp4-perl-12729=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 93371 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-8853
CVE-2016-1238
CVE-2016-2381
CVE-2016-6185

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