Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : perl (MDVSA-2011:091)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 54577


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


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in perl :

The (1) lc, (2) lcfirst, (3) uc, and (4) ucfirst functions in Perl 5.10.x, 5.11.x, and 5.12.x through 5.12.3, and 5.13.x through 5.13.11, do not apply the taint attribute to the return value upon processing tainted input, which might allow context-dependent attackers to bypass the taint protection mechanism via a crafted string (CVE-2011-1487).

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The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 54577

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2011-091.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Published: 2011/05/19

Modified: 2013/11/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-base, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-doc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-suid, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/05/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1487

BID: 47124

MDVSA: 2011:091