Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 18.10 : libapache2-mod-perl2 vulnerability (USN-3825-1)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 119118
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionJan Ingvoldstad discovered that mod_perl incorrectly handled configuration options to disable being used by unprivileged users, contrary to the documentation. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary Perl code.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libapache2-mod-perl2 package.