RHEL 4 : perl (RHSA-2006:0605)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 22223


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


Updated Perl packages that fix security a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having important 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.

Kevin Finisterre discovered a flaw in sperl, the Perl setuid wrapper, which can cause debugging information to be logged to arbitrary files.
By setting an environment variable, a local user could cause sperl to create, as root, files with arbitrary filenames, or append the debugging information to existing files. (CVE-2005-0155)

A fix for this issue was first included in the update RHSA-2005:103 released in February 2005. However the patch to correct this issue was dropped from the update RHSA-2005:674 made in October 2005. This regression has been assigned CVE-2006-3813.

Users of Perl are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 22223

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2006-0605.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/08/14

Modified: 2018/02/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/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 Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/08/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/08/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0155, CVE-2006-3813

BID: 12426

OSVDB: 28229

RHSA: 2006:0605