Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : perl vulnerability (USN-2099-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 72366


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


It was discovered that Perl's Locale::Maketext module incorrectly handled backslashes and fully qualified method names. An attacker could possibly use this flaw to execute arbitrary code when an application used untrusted templates.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected perl-modules package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 72366

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2099-1.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/6/2014

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:perl-modules, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/5/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/4/2013

Exploitable With

Metasploit (TWiki MAKETEXT Remote Command Execution)

Elliot (TWiki 5.1.2 RCE)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-6329

BID: 56950

USN: 2099-1