Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 18.10 : libapache2-mod-perl2 vulnerability (USN-3825-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 119118


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Jan 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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Update the affected libapache2-mod-perl2 package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 119118

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3825-1.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/11/23

Modified: 2018/11/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libapache2-mod-perl2, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/11/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2767

USN: 3825-1