CentOS 8 : perl (CESA-2021:1678)

high Nessus Plugin ID 149759
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The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote CentOS Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the CESA-2021:1678 advisory.

- perl: heap-based buffer overflow in regular expression compiler leads to DoS (CVE-2020-10543)

- perl: corruption of intermediate language state of compiled regular expression due to integer overflow leads to DoS (CVE-2020-10878)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 149759

File Name: centos8_RHSA-2021-1678.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/19/2021

Updated: 6/2/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-10878


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.5


Risk Factor: High

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.6

Temporal Score: 7.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:centos:centos:8-stream, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl-Attribute-Handlers, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl-Devel-Peek, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl-Devel-SelfStubber, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl-Errno, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl-ExtUtils-Embed, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl-ExtUtils-Miniperl, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl-IO, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl-IO-Zlib, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl-Locale-Maketext-Simple, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl-Math-Complex, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl-Memoize, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl-Module-Loaded, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl-Net-Ping, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl-Pod-Html, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl-SelfLoader, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl-Test, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl-Time-Piece, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl-interpreter, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl-libnetcfg, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl-libs, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl-macros, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl-open, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl-tests, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl-utils

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/18/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/2/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-10543, CVE-2020-10878

RHSA: 2021:1678