Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : perl (MDVSA-2015:136)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 82389


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


Updated perl package fixes security vulnerability :

The Dumper method in Data::Dumper before 2.154, as used in Perl 5.20.1 and earlier, 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).

Also, the Text::Wrap version provided in perl contains a bug that can lead to a code path that shouldn't be hit. This can lead to crashes in other software, such as Bugzilla.

The Text::Wrap module bundled with Perl has been patched and the Data::Dumper module bundled with Perl has been updated to fix these issues.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 82389

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2015-136.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/03/30

Modified: 2015/03/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perl, 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:2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/03/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-4330

MDVSA: 2015:136