CentOS 3 / 4 / 5 : perl (CESA-2007:0966)

high Nessus Plugin ID 37788

Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Updated Perl packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Perl is a high-level programming language commonly used for system administration utilities and Web programming.

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. (CVE-2007-5116)

Users of Perl are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.

Red Hat would like to thank Tavis Ormandy and Will Drewry for properly disclosing this issue.

Solution

Update the affected perl packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?a965069c

http://www.nessus.org/u?e5ec54e1

http://www.nessus.org/u?b0240323

http://www.nessus.org/u?491addd6

http://www.nessus.org/u?3eb819b9

http://www.nessus.org/u?bf4a7085

http://www.nessus.org/u?7e14b38e

http://www.nessus.org/u?e35b1785

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 37788

File Name: centos_RHSA-2007-0966.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/23/2009

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl-CGI, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl-CPAN, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl-DB_File, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:perl-suidperl, cpe:/o:centos:centos:3, cpe:/o:centos:centos:4, cpe:/o:centos:centos:5

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/5/2007

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/7/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5116

BID: 26350

RHSA: 2007:0966

CWE: 119