FreeBSD : eperl -- Remote code execution (73efb1b7-07ec-11e2-a391-000c29033c32)

High Nessus Plugin ID 62341


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


David Madison reports :

ePerl is a multipurpose Perl filter and interpreter program for Unix systems. The ePerl preprocessor contains an input validation error.
The preprocessor allows foreign data to be 'safely' included using the 'sinclude' directive.

The problem occurs when a file referenced by a 'sinclude' directive contains a 'include' directive; the contents of the file referred to by the second directive will be loaded and executed.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 62341

File Name: freebsd_pkg_73efb1b707ec11e2a391000c29033c32.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/27

Modified: 2013/06/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:U/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:eperl, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/09/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2001/06/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-0733

BID: 2912