Fedora 8 : perl-5.8.8-39.fc8 (2008-3392)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 32103


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


- Tue Apr 29 2008 Marcela Maslanova <mmaslano at redhat.com> - 4:5.8.8-39

- perl-5.8.8-CVE-2008-1927.patch - buffer overflow, when using unicode characters in regexp

- Wed Mar 19 2008 Marcela Maslanova <mmaslano at redhat.com> - 4:5.8.8-38

- 434865 upgrade Test::Simple

- turn off test on loading Dummy in More.t, can't find module (path problem?)

- 238581: careless use of gethostbyname() in Socket.xs

- Thu Mar 13 2008 Marcela Maslanova <mmaslano at redhat.com> - 4:5.8.8-37

- update CGI, because of broken upload method #431774

- Fri Feb 29 2008 Marcela Maslanova <mmaslano at redhat.com> - 4:5.8.8-36

- remove conflicts perl-File-Temp. Use obsoletes.

- Fri Feb 29 2008 Marcela Maslanova <mmaslano at redhat.com> - 4:5.8.8-35

- upgrade Scalar::Util - possible fix for many bugs.
Packages dependent on this module could work even with use of CPAN modules.

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 perl package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 32103

File Name: fedora_2008-3392.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/05/01

Modified: 2016/05/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:perl, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:8

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/04/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1927

BID: 28928

FEDORA: 2008-3392

CWE: 399