FreeBSD : p5-PathTools -- File::Spec::canonpath loses taint (333f655a-b93a-11e5-9efa-5453ed2e2b49)

High Nessus Plugin ID 87885

Synopsis

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.

Description

Ricardo Signes reports :

Beginning in PathTools 3.47 and/or perl 5.20.0, the File::Spec::canonpath() routine returned untained strings even if passed tainted input. This defect undermines the guarantee of taint propagation, which is sometimes used to ensure that unvalidated user input does not reach sensitive code.

This defect was found and reported by David Golden of MongoDB.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://rt.perl.org/Public/Bug/Display.html?id=126862

http://www.nessus.org/u?3876e4bf

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 87885

File Name: freebsd_pkg_333f655ab93a11e59efa5453ed2e2b49.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Published: 2016/01/13

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:p5-PathTools, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:perl5, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:perl5-devel, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:perl5.20, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:perl5.22, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Patch Publication Date: 2016/01/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/01/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8607