openSUSE Security Update : perl (openSUSE-SU-2010:0519-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 48372


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perl module was affected by two problems where attackers could break out of such a safed execution. (CVE-2010-1447 , CVE-2010-1168)

This update fixes this problem. Also the following bugs were fixed :

- fix tell cornercase [bnc#596167]

- fix regex memory leak [bnc#557636]

- also run h2ph on /usr/include/linux [bnc#603840]

- backport h2ph include fix from 5.12.0 [bnc#601242]

- fix segfault when using regexpes in threaded apps [bnc#588338]

- backport upstream fixes for POSIX module to avoid clashes with Fcntl [bnc#446098], [bnc#515948]

- backport upstream fix for ISA assertion failure [bnc#528423]

- move unicode files from perl-doc to perl, otherwise some perl modules will not work


Update the affected perl packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 48372

File Name: suse_11_1_perl-100730.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/08/19

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 8.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:perl, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:perl-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:perl-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:perl-base-32bit, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/07/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1168, CVE-2010-1447