Ubuntu 15.04 / 15.10 : perl vulnerability (USN-2878-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 88083

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

David 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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Solution

Update the affected perl package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2878-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 88083

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2878-1.nasl

Version: 2.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/01/22

Updated: 2019/09/18

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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:perl, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/01/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/01/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8607

USN: 2878-1