GLSA-201311-17 : Perl: Multiple vulnerabilities
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 71119
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Perl users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/perl-5.12.3-r1'