Debian DLA-1345-1 : perl security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 109043

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

GwanYeong Kim reported that 'pack()' could cause a heap buffer write overflow with a large item count.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 5.14.2-21+deb7u6.

We recommend that you upgrade your perl packages.

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

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/04/msg00009.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/perl

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 109043

File Name: debian_DLA-1345.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/04/16

Modified: 2018/08/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSSv3

Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libcgi-fast-perl, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libperl-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libperl5.14, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:perl, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:perl-base, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:perl-debug, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:perl-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:perl-modules, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2018/04/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-6913