FreeBSD : perl -- regular expressions unicode data buffer overflow (5b47c279-8cb5-11dc-8878-0016179b2dd5)

high Nessus Plugin ID 27813


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Red Hat reports :

A flaw was found in Perl's regular expression engine. Specially crafted input to a regular expression can cause Perl to improperly allocate memory, possibly resulting in arbitrary code running with the permissions of the user running Perl.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 27813

File Name: freebsd_pkg_5b47c2798cb511dc88780016179b2dd5.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Published: 11/7/2007

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:perl, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:perl-threaded, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 11/6/2007

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/5/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5116

Secunia: 27546

CWE: 119