Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : perl (MDKSA-2007:207)
High Nessus Plugin ID 27642
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionTavis 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.