Fedora 7 : perl-5.8.8-26.fc7 (2007-3255)

high Nessus Plugin ID 28191


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


Resolves CVE-2007-5116: perl regular expression UTF parsing errors

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected packages.

See Also



Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 28191

File Name: fedora_2007-3255.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/14/2007

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:perl, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:perl-CPAN, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:perl-ExtUtils-Embed, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:perl-ExtUtils-MakeMaker, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:perl-Test-Harness, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:perl-Test-Simple, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:perl-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:perl-devel, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:perl-libs, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:perl-suidperl, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:7

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/13/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5116

BID: 26350

FEDORA: 2007-3255

CWE: 119