Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : perl vulnerability (USN-1770-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 65629
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Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

Yves 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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Solution

Update the affected perl package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1770-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 65629

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1770-1.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/20/2013

Updated: 9/19/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.8

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:perl, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/19/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/13/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1667

BID: 58311

USN: 1770-1