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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 201507-11 ] Perl Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Perl: Denial of Service (GLSA 201507-11)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: July 10, 2015
Bug(s): #216671
ID: 201507-11

Synopsis

A vulnerability in Perl allows a remote attacker to cause Denial of
Service.


Background

Perl is a highly capable, feature-rich programming language.

Affected Packages

Package: dev-lang/perl
Vulnerable: < 5.20.1-r4
Unaffected: >= 5.20.1-r4
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

S_regmatch() function lacks proper checks before passing arguments to
atoi()


Impact

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted input, possibly
resulting in a Denial of Service condition.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Perl users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-lang/perl-5.20.1-r4"
   


References

CVE-2013-7422
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