Debian DLA-1601-1 : perl security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 119311
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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

Jayakrishna Menon and Christophe Hauser discovered an integer overflow vulnerability in Perl_my_setenv leading to a heap-based buffer overflow with attacker-controlled input.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this problem has been fixed in version 5.20.2-3+deb8u12.

We recommend that you upgrade your perl packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/11/msg00039.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/jessie/perl

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 119311

File Name: debian_DLA-1601.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/1/2018

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libperl-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libperl5.20, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:perl, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:perl-base, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:perl-debug, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:perl-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:perl-modules, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/30/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/7/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-18311

IAVA: 2018-A-0407-S