Fedora 17 : perl-5.14.4-224.fc17 (2013-3673)

High Nessus Plugin ID 65772


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


Update to Perl 5.14.4 Fix CVE-2013-1667 (DoS in rehashing code). Add NAME section to perl-CPAN manual pages to build whatis database properly.

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: 65772

File Name: fedora_2013-3673.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/04/03

Modified: 2015/10/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/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: 2013/03/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1667

BID: 58311

FEDORA: 2013-3673