Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : perl (MDVSA-2008:100)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 37868


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A 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.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 37868

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-100.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2016/05/17

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:mandriva:linux:perl, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-base, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-doc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-suid, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/05/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1927

BID: 28928

MDVSA: 2008:100

CWE: 399