High Nessus Plugin ID 20370
SynopsisThe remote host is missing a vendor-supplied security patch
DescriptionThe remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2005:071 (perl).
Integer overflows in the format string functionality in Perl allows attackers to overwrite arbitrary memory and possibly execute arbitrary code via format string specifiers with large values, which causes an integer wrap.
This requires the attacker to be able to supply format strings to the application, which unfortunately is true for some web applications.
This issue is tracked by the Mitre CVE ID CVE-2005-3962.