Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : perl-CGI (MDVSA-2010:237)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 50609

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Synopsis

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

Description

A new version of the CGI Perl module has been released to CPAN, which fixes several security bugs which directly affect Bugzilla (these two security bugs where first discovered as affecting Bugzilla, then identified as being bugs in CGI.pm itself).

The multipart_init function in (1) CGI.pm before 3.50 and (2) Simple.pm in CGI::Simple 1.112 and earlier uses a hard-coded value of the MIME boundary string in multipart/x-mixed-replace content, which allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary HTTP headers and conduct HTTP response splitting attacks via crafted input that contains this value, a different vulnerability than CVE-2010-3172 (CVE-2010-2761).

CRLF injection vulnerability in the header function in (1) CGI.pm before 3.50 and (2) Simple.pm in CGI::Simple 1.112 and earlier allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary HTTP headers and conduct HTTP response splitting attacks via vectors related to non-whitespace characters preceded by newline characters, a different vulnerability than CVE-2010-2761 and CVE-2010-3172 (CVE-2010-4410).

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The updated packages have been upgraded to perl-CGI 3.50 to solve these security issues.

Solution

Update the affected perl-CGI and / or perl-CGI-Fast packages.

See Also

https://www.bugzilla.org/security/3.2.8/

http://www.nessus.org/u?7c8612f7

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 50609

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2010-237.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Published: 11/16/2010

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-CGI, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-CGI-Fast, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 11/16/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2761, CVE-2010-4410

MDVSA: 2010:237