GLSA-201410-02 : Perl, Perl Locale-Maketext module: Multiple vulnerabilities
High Nessus Plugin ID 78384
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, or cause a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll 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'