openSUSE Security Update : perl (perl-101)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 40104


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


Specially crafted regular expressions could crash perl (CVE-2008-1927).

Insufficient symlink checks in the File::Path could result in wrong file permissions (CVE-2008-2827).

Additionally problem in the CGI module was fixed that could result in an endless loop if uploads were cancelled.


Update the affected perl packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 40104

File Name: suse_11_0_perl-080715.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/07/21

Modified: 2016/12/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:perl, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:perl-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:perl-base, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/07/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1927, CVE-2008-2827

CWE: 264, 399