Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : perl (MDKSA-2005:225)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 20456
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionJack Louis discovered a new way to exploit format string errors in the Perl programming language that could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.
The updated packages are patched to close the particular exploit vector in Perl itself, to mitigate the risk of format string programming errors, however it does not fix problems that may exist in particular pieces of software written in Perl.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.