Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.10 : perl vulnerabilities (USN-2916-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 89100
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Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that Perl incorrectly handled certain regular expressions with an invalid backreference. An attacker could use this issue to cause Perl to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2013-7422)

Markus Vervier discovered that Perl incorrectly handled nesting in the Data::Dumper module. An attacker could use this issue to cause Perl to consume memory and crash, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2014-4330)

Stephane Chazelas discovered that Perl incorrectly handled duplicate environment variables. An attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass the taint protection mechanism. (CVE-2016-2381).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected perl package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2916-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 89100

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2916-1.nasl

Version: 2.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/3/2016

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:perl, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/2/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/30/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-7422, CVE-2014-4330, CVE-2016-2381

USN: 2916-1