Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.04 : perl vulnerabilities (USN-3478-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 104543
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionJakub Wilk discovered that Perl incorrectly handled certain regular expressions. An attacker could use this issue to cause Perl to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
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SolutionUpdate the affected perl package.