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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.60966
Category:Mandrake Local Security Checks
Title:Mandrake Security Advisory MDVSA-2008:100 (perl)
Summary:Mandrake Security Advisory MDVSA-2008:100 (perl)
Description:
The remote host is missing an update to perl
announced via advisory MDVSA-2008:100.

A double free vulnerability in Perl 5.8.8 and earlier versions,
allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service
(memory corruption and crash) via a crafted regular expression
containing UTF8 characters.

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this.

Affected: 2007.1, 2008.0, Corporate 3.0, Corporate 4.0,
Multi Network Firewall 2.0


Solution:
To upgrade automatically use MandrakeUpdate or urpmi. The verification
of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

http://www.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=MDVSA-2008:100

Risk factor : Medium
Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-1927
Bugtraq: 20090120 rPSA-2009-0011-1 perl (Google Search)
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/500210/100/0/threaded
http://rt.perl.org/rt3/Public/Bug/Display.html?id=48156
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2009/Feb/msg00000.html
Debian Security Information: DSA-1556 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1556
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-April/msg00601.html
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2008-April/msg00607.html
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200805-17.xml
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:100
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0522.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0532.html
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2008:017 (Google Search)
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-08/msg00006.html
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-700-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-700-2
BugTraq ID: 28928
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28928
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10579
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2265/references
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2424
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2361
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/0422
http://osvdb.org/44588
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1020253
http://secunia.com/advisories/29948
http://secunia.com/advisories/30025
http://secunia.com/advisories/30326
http://secunia.com/advisories/30624
http://secunia.com/advisories/31208
http://secunia.com/advisories/31328
http://secunia.com/advisories/31467
http://secunia.com/advisories/31604
http://secunia.com/advisories/31687
http://secunia.com/advisories/33314
http://secunia.com/advisories/33937
XForce ISS Database: perl-utf8-dos(41996)
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/41996
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