SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : perl (SUSE-SU-2016:2263-1)

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.

- CVE-2016-1238: Searching current directory for optional
modules. (bsc#987887)

- CVE-2015-8853: Regular expression engine hanging on bad
utf8. (bsc)

- CVE-2016-2381: Environment dup handling bug.

- 'Insecure dependency in require' error in taint mode.

- Memory leak in 'use utf8' handling. (bsc#928292)

- Missing lock prototype to the debugger. (bsc#932894)

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 :

Solution :

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

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 93437 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-8853

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