GLSA-201507-11 : Perl: Denial of Service

High Nessus Plugin ID 86082


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The 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.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Perl users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/perl-5.20.1-r4'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 86082

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201507-11.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/09/23

Modified: 2015/09/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:perl, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/07/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-7422

BID: 75704

GLSA: 201507-11