Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : perl (MDVSA-2013:005)
High Nessus Plugin ID 64279
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.