Debian DSA-3441-1 : perl - security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 87853


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


David Golden of MongoDB discovered that File::Spec::canonpath() in Perl returned untainted strings even if passed tainted input. This defect undermines taint propagation, which is sometimes used to ensure that unvalidated user input does not reach sensitive code.

The oldstable distribution (wheezy) is not affected by this problem.


Upgrade the perl packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 5.20.2-3+deb8u2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 87853

File Name: debian_DSA-3441.nasl

Version: 2.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/01/12

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.4

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:perl, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/01/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8607

DSA: 3441