GLSA-201311-17 : Perl: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 71119


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


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.


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 71119

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201311-17.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/11/29

Modified: 2016/05/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:ND/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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/11/28

Reference Information

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

BID: 12767, 47124, 47766

OSVDB: 50446, 64082, 74175, 75047

GLSA: 201311-17

CWE: 362