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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2002 2:58 pm    Post subject: [gentoo-announce] GLSA: perl Reply with quote

Daniel Ahlberg wrote:
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PACKAGE : perl
SUMMARY : broken safe compartment
DATE : 2002-12-20 14:12 UTC
EXPLOIT : local

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"A security hole has been discovered in When a Safe compartment has already been used, there's no guarantee that it's safe any longer, because there's a way for code executed within the Safe compartment to alter its operation mask. (Thus, programs that use a Safe compartment only once aren't affected by this bug"

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It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running sys-devel/perl-5.6.1-r9 or sys-devel/5.8.0-r5 and earlier update their systems as follows:

emerge rsync
emerge perl
emerge clean


If you don't want to or can't upgrade your perl package right away, you can emerge dev-perl/Safe to accomplish the same solution as above.

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