SuSE 11 / 11.1 Security Update : Perl (SAT Patch Numbers 2833 / 2834)

High Nessus Plugin ID 50956


The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.


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.

It also fixes the following bugs :

- 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


Apply SAT patch number 2833 / 2834 as appropriate.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 50956

File Name: suse_11_perl-100730.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/12/02

Modified: 2013/10/25

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:suse_linux:11:perl, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:perl-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:perl-base, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:perl-doc, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/07/30

Reference Information

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