Fedora Core 3 : perl-5.8.5-14.FC3 (2005-600)
High Nessus Plugin ID 19290
SynopsisThe remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.
DescriptionPaul Szabo discovered another vulnerability in the File::Path::rmtree function of perl, the popular scripting language. When a process is deleting a directory tree, a different user could exploit a race condition to create setuid binaries in this directory tree, provided that he already had write permissions in any subdirectory of that tree.
Perl interpreter would cause a segmentation fault when environment changes during the runtime.
Code in lib/FindBin contained a regression which caused problems with MRTG software package.
All of the above problems are now fixed in perl-5.8.5-14.FC3. Please test as much as you can and report any problems/regressions.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected perl, perl-debuginfo and / or perl-suidperl packages.