Debian DSA-4226-1 : perl - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 110464
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Jakub Wilk discovered a directory traversal flaw in the Archive::Tar module, allowing an attacker to overwrite any file writable by the extracting user via a specially crafted tar archive.


Upgrade the perl packages.

For the oldstable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 5.20.2-3+deb8u11.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 5.24.1-3+deb9u4.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 110464

File Name: debian_DSA-4226.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/12/2018

Updated: 6/19/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:perl, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 6/12/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-12015

DSA: 4226

IAVA: 2018-A-0407-S