Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : perl (MDVSA-2012:008)
High Nessus Plugin ID 57593
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionMultiple 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.