Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : perl (MDVSA-2012:008)

High Nessus Plugin ID 57593


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


Multiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in perl :

Off-by-one error in the decode_xs function in Unicode/Unicode.xs in the Encode module before 2.44, as used in Perl before 5.15.6, might allow context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via a crafted Unicode string, which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow (CVE-2011-2939).

Eval injection in the Digest module before 1.17 for Perl allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary commands via the new constructor (CVE-2011-3597).

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 57593

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2012-008.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/01/19

Modified: 2016/03/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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:2010.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2011

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/01/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2939, CVE-2011-3597

BID: 49858, 49911

OSVDB: 75990, 76724

MDVSA: 2012:008