Debian DSA-2586-1 : perl - several vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 63270
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Two vulnerabilities were discovered in the implementation of the Perl programming language :

- CVE-2012-5195 The 'x' operator could cause the Perl interpreter to crash if very long strings were created.

- CVE-2012-5526 The CGI module does not properly escape LF characters in the Set-Cookie and P3P headers.

In addition, this update adds a warning to the Storable documentation that this package is not suitable for deserializing untrusted data.


Upgrade the perl packages.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in version 5.10.1-17squeeze4.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 63270

File Name: debian_DSA-2586.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/17/2012

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:perl, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/11/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5195, CVE-2012-5526

BID: 56287, 56562

DSA: 2586