Fedora 17 : perl-5.14.3-221.fc17 (2013-1836)

high Nessus Plugin ID 64673


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


Fix double-free when loading Digest::SHA object representing the intermediate SHA state from a file (RT#82655)

The following command should be run without any errors.

perl -MDigest::SHA -e 'my $d = Digest::SHA->new(256); $d->load('x');' Fix Locale::Maketext vulnerability allowing to cross-call functions from message catalogs (CVE-2012-6329).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected perl package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 64673

File Name: fedora_2013-1836.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/19/2013

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:perl, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:17

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/2/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/4/2013

Exploitable With

Metasploit (TWiki MAKETEXT Remote Command Execution)

Elliot (Foswiki 1.1.5 RCE)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-6329

BID: 56950

FEDORA: 2013-1836