Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : perl (MDKSA-2007:207)

High Nessus Plugin ID 27642


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


Tavis Ormandy and Will Drewry discovered a flaw in Perl's regular expression engine. Specially crafted input to a regular expression can cause Perl to improperly allocate memory, resulting in the possible execution of arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Perl.

Updated packages have been patched to prevent these issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 27642

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2007-207.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/11/06

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

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:mandriva:linux:2007, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/11/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5116

MDKSA: 2007:207

CWE: 119