GLSA-201701-75 : Perl: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201701-75
(Perl: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Perl. Please review the
CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process, cause a Denial of Service condition, or
escalate privileges.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Perl#Upgrading_.28major_version.29
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-75

Solution :

All Perl users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/perl-5.22.3_rc4'
Warning: When you are upgrading to a new major Perl version, the
commands above may not be sufficient. Please visit the Gentoo wiki
referenced below to learn how to upgrade to a new major Perl version.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 96861 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-8607
CVE-2015-8853
CVE-2016-1238
CVE-2016-2381
CVE-2016-6185

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