Fedora 10 : perl-5.10.0-73.fc10 (2009-7680)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 39847


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This security update fixes an off-by-one overflow in Compress::Raw::Zlib (CVE-2009-1391) Moreover, it contains a subtle change to the configuration that does not affect the Perl interpreter itself, but fixes the propagation of the chosen options to the modules. For example, a rebuild of perl-Wx against perl-5.10.0-73 will fix bug 508496.

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: 39847

File Name: fedora_2009-7680.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/07/17

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:perl, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:10

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/07/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1391

BID: 26355, 29902, 35307

FEDORA: 2009-7680

CWE: 189