Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : perl (MDVSA-2013:005)

High Nessus Plugin ID 64279


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


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in perl :

Heap-based buffer overflow in the Perl_repeatcpy function in util.c in Perl 5.12.x before 5.12.5, 5.14.x before 5.14.3, and 5.15.x before 15.15.5 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption and crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via the 'x' string repeat operator (CVE-2012-5195).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 64279

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-005.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/01/29

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-base, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-doc, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2011

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/01/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5195

BID: 56287

MDVSA: 2013:005