RHEL 4 : perl (RHSA-2005:674)

low Nessus Plugin ID 19992
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Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Updated Perl packages that fix security issues and contain several bug fixes are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Perl is a high-level programming language commonly used for system administration utilities and Web programming.

Paul Szabo discovered a bug in the way Perl's File::Path::rmtree module removed directory trees. If a local user has write permissions to a subdirectory within the tree being removed by File::Path::rmtree, it is possible for them to create setuid binary files. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0448 to this issue.

This update also addresses the following issues :

-- Perl interpreter caused a segmentation fault when environment changes occurred during runtime.

-- Code in lib/FindBin contained a regression that caused problems with MRTG software package.

-- Perl incorrectly declared it provides an FCGI interface where it in fact did not.

Users of Perl are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.

Solution

Update the affected perl and / or perl-suidperl packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2005-0448

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005:674

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 19992

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-674.nasl

Version: 1.27

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/11/2005

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 1.2

Temporal Score: 0.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:perl, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:perl-suidperl, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/5/2005

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/2/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0448

BID: 12767

RHSA: 2005:674