Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : perl vulnerability (USN-552-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 29237
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that Perl's regular expression library did not correctly handle certain UTF sequences. If a user or automated system were tricked into running a specially crafted regular expression, a remote attacker could crash the application or possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.