GLSA-200805-17 : Perl: Execution of arbitrary code
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 32415
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200805-17 (Perl: Execution of arbitrary code)
Tavis Ormandy and Will Drewry of the Google Security Team have reported a double free vulnerability when processing a crafted regular expression containing UTF-8 characters.
A remote attacker could possibly exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Perl users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/perl-5.8.8-r5' All libperl users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-devel/libperl-5.8.8-r2'