Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 18.10 : perl vulnerabilities (USN-3834-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 119337

Synopsis

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

Description

Jayakrishna Menon discovered that Perl incorrectly handled Perl_my_setenv. An attacker could use this issue to cause Perl to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-18311)

Eiichi Tsukata discovered that Perl incorrectly handled certain regular expressions. An attacker could use this issue to cause Perl to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 18.10. (CVE-2018-18312)

Eiichi Tsukata discovered that Perl incorrectly handled certain regular expressions. An attacker could use this issue to cause Perl to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2018-18313)

Jakub Wilk discovered that Perl incorrectly handled certain regular expressions. An attacker could use this issue to cause Perl to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 18.10. (CVE-2018-18314).

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.

Solution

Update the affected perl package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3834-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 119337

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3834-1.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/12/04

Modified: 2018/12/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:perl, 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: 2018/12/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-18311, CVE-2018-18312, CVE-2018-18313, CVE-2018-18314

USN: 3834-1