Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : perl (MDVSA-2014:199)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 78615


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated perl and perl-Data-Dumper packages fixes security vulnerability :

The Dumper method in Data::Dumper before 2.154, allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (stack consumption and crash) via an Array-Reference with many nested Array-References, which triggers a large number of recursive calls to the DD_dump function (CVE-2014-4330).

The Data::Dumper module bundled with perl and the perl-Data-Dumper packages has been updated to fix this issue.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 78615

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-199.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/10/22

Modified: 2014/10/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-Data-Dumper, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-base, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl-doc, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/10/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-4330

BID: 70142

MDVSA: 2014:199