GLSA-201410-02 : Perl, Perl Locale-Maketext module: Multiple vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 78384


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201410-02 (Perl, Perl Locale-Maketext module: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Two vulnerabilities have been reported in the Locale-Maketext module for Perl, which can be exploited by malicious users to compromise an application using the module.
The vulnerabilities are caused due to the “_compile()” function not properly sanitising input, which can be exploited to inject and execute arbitrary Perl code.
Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, or cause a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All users of the Locale-Maketext module should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=perl-core/Locale-Maketext-1.230.0'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 78384

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201410-02.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Published: 10/13/2014

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:Locale-Maketext, 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: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/12/2014

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: 56852

GLSA: 201410-02