SuSE9 Security Update : perl (YOU Patch Number 11964)
High Nessus Plugin ID 41165
SynopsisThe remote SuSE 9 host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionSpecially crafted regular expressions could lead to a buffer overflow in perl's regular expressions engine. Scripts processing data from untrusted sources could therefore potentially be exploited by attackers to execute arbitrary code.
Depending on the purpose of the scripts, the vulnerability can be exploited remotely or locally.
The vulnerability has been tracked by CVE-2007-5116.
SolutionApply YOU patch number 11964.