Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : perl vulnerability (USN-2099-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 72366
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected perl-modules package.