FreeBSD : perl5 -- taint mechanism bypass vulnerability (d9f99491-1656-11e6-94fa-002590263bf5)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 91028


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


MITRE reports :

Perl might allow context-dependent attackers to bypass the taint protection mechanism in a child process via duplicate environment variables in envp.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 91028

File Name: freebsd_pkg_d9f99491165611e694fa002590263bf5.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/05/11

Modified: 2016/10/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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


Base Score: 6.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:perl, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:perl5, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:perl5.18, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:perl5.20, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:perl5.22, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2016/05/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/04/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2381