Scientific Linux Security Update : perl on SL5.x i386/x86_64

high Nessus Plugin ID 60283


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


A flaw was found in Perl's regular expression engine. Specially crafted input to a regular expression can cause Perl to improperly allocate memory, possibly resulting in arbitrary code running with the permissions of the user running Perl. (CVE-2007-5116)


Update the affected perl and / or perl-suidperl packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60283

File Name: sl_20071105_perl_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 11/5/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5116

CWE: 119