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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Perl Digest-Base module: Arbitrary code execution (GLSA 201401-33)
Severity: high
Exploitable: remote
Date: January 29, 2014
Bug(s): #385487
ID: 201401-33

Synopsis

A vulnerability has been found in the Digest-Base Perl module,
allowing remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.


Background

Digest-Base is a set of Perl modules that calculate message digests

Affected Packages

Package: perl-core/digest-base
Vulnerable: < 1.170.0
Unaffected: >= 1.170.0
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

The vulnerability is caused due to the “Digest->new()” function
not properly sanitising input before using it in an “eval()” call.


Impact

The vulnerability might allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Digest-Base module users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=perl-core/digest-base-1.170.0"
   


References

CVE-2011-3597
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