GLSA-201401-33 : Perl Digest-Base module: Arbitrary code execution

High Nessus Plugin ID 72207


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201401-33 (Perl Digest-Base module: Arbitrary code execution)

The vulnerability is caused due to the “Digest->new()” function not properly sanitising input before using it in an “eval()” call.
Impact :

The vulnerability might allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Digest-Base module users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=perl-core/digest-base-1.170.0'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 72207

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201401-33.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/01/30

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:digest-base, 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: 2014/01/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3597

BID: 49911

OSVDB: 75990

GLSA: 201401-33