Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : perl (MDVSA-2015:136)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 82389
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.