Debian DSA-2587-1 : libcgi-pm-perl - HTTP header injection

medium Nessus Plugin ID 63271


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


It was discovered that the CGI module for Perl does not filter LF characters in the Set-Cookie and P3P headers, potentially allowing attackers to inject HTTP headers.


Upgrade the libcgi-pm-perl packages.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 3.49-1squeeze2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 63271

File Name: debian_DSA-2587.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/17/2012

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/11/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5526

BID: 56562

DSA: 2587