Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : perl vulnerability (USN-1770-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 65629
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionYves Orton discovered that Perl incorrectly handled hashing when using user-provided hash keys. An attacker could use this flaw to perform a denial of service attack against software written in Perl.
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SolutionUpdate the affected perl package.