GLSA-201311-17 : Perl: Multiple vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 71119
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Synopsis

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201311-17 (Perl: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Perl. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A local attacker could cause a Denial of Service condition or perform symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running the application. A context-dependent attacker could cause a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

Solution

All Perl users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/perl-5.12.3-r1'

See Also

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201311-17

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 71119

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201311-17.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Published: 11/29/2013

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:perl, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/28/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5302, CVE-2008-5303, CVE-2010-1158, CVE-2011-0761, CVE-2011-1487

BID: 12767, 47124, 47766

GLSA: 201311-17

CWE: 362