Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : perl (MDVSA-2008:100)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 37868
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA double free vulnerability in Perl 5.8.8 and earlier versions, allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and crash) via a crafted regular expression containing UTF8 characters.
The updated packages have been patched to prevent this.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.