Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : perl (MDKSA-2005:225)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 20456


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Jack 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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 20456

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-225.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/01/15

Modified: 2015/03/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-base, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-doc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-suid, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006, x-cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:le2005

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/12/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3962

BID: 15629

MDKSA: 2005:225