GLSA-201507-11 : Perl: Denial of Service
High Nessus Plugin ID 86082
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201507-11 (Perl: Denial of Service)
S_regmatch() function lacks proper checks before passing arguments to atoi() Impact :
A remote attacker could send a specially crafted input, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Perl users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/perl-5.20.1-r4'