Scientific Linux Security Update : perl on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60421


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


A flaw was found in Perl's regular expression engine. A specially crafted regular expression with Unicode characters could trigger a buffer overflow, causing Perl to crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Perl. (CVE-2008-1927)


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60421

File Name: sl_20080611_perl_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/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: 2008/06/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1927

CWE: 399