Ubuntu 15.04 / 15.10 : perl vulnerability (USN-2878-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 88083
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionDavid Golden discovered that the canonpath function in the Perl File::Spec module did not properly preserve the taint attribute. An attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass the taint protection mechanism.
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SolutionUpdate the affected perl package.