Fedora 31 : perl-DBI (2020-f30298614a)

high Nessus Plugin ID 140817


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The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This release fixes CVE-2020-14392 (a memory corruption in XS functions when Perl stack is reallocated), CVE-2019-20919 (a NULL profile dereference in dbi_profile()), a documentation that old API functions are vulnerable to an overflow, and CVE-2020-14393 (a buffer overlfow on an overlong DBD class name). It also adds a missing dependency on FileHandle Perl module.

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Update the affected perl-DBI package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 140817

File Name: fedora_2020-f30298614a.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/28/2020

Updated: 9/30/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 3.6

Temporal Score: 2.7

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

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:perl-DBI, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:31

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/25/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/16/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-20919, CVE-2020-14392, CVE-2020-14393