Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.10 / 18.04 LTS : perl vulnerability (USN-3684-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 110533
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that Perl incorrectly handled certain archive files.
An attacker could possibly use this to overwrite arbitrary files.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected perl package.