FreeBSD : perl -- multiple vulnerabilities (41c96ffd-29a6-4dcc-9a88-65f5038fa6eb)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 109051


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perldelta :

CVE-2018-6797: heap-buffer-overflow (WRITE of size 1) in S_regatom (regcomp.c)

A crafted regular expression could cause a heap buffer write overflow, with control over the bytes written. [perl #132227]

CVE-2018-6798: Heap-buffer-overflow in Perl__byte_dump_string (utf8.c)

Matching a crafted locale dependent regular expression could cause a heap buffer read overflow and potentially information disclosure.
[perl #132063]

CVE-2018-6913: heap-buffer-overflow in S_pack_rec

pack() could cause a heap buffer write overflow with a large item count. [perl #131844]


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 109051

File Name: freebsd_pkg_41c96ffd29a64dcc9a8865f5038fa6eb.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 4/16/2018

Updated: 11/10/2018

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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


Risk Factor: Critical

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: cpe:2.3:o:freebsd:freebsd:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*, p-cpe:2.3:a:freebsd:freebsd:perl5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 4/15/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/14/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-6797, CVE-2018-6913, CVE-2018-6798