GLSA-201701-75 : Perl: Multiple vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 96861


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201701-75 (Perl: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Perl. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, cause a Denial of Service condition, or escalate privileges.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Perl users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-lang/perl-5.22.3_rc4' Warning: When you are upgrading to a new major Perl version, the commands above may not be sufficient. Please visit the Gentoo wiki referenced below to learn how to upgrade to a new major Perl version.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 96861

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201701-75.nasl

Version: 3.3

Type: local

Published: 1/30/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:perl, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 1/29/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8607, CVE-2015-8853, CVE-2016-1238, CVE-2016-2381, CVE-2016-6185

GLSA: 201701-75