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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0522

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2008:0522.

Perl is a high-level programming language commonly used for system
administration utilities and Web programming.

A flaw was found in Perl's regular expression engine. A specially crafted
regular expression with Unicode characters could trigger a buffer overflow,
causing Perl to crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running Perl. (CVE-2008-1927)

Users of perl are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : Medium

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-1927
BugTraq ID: 28928
Bugtraq: 20090120 rPSA-2009-0011-1 perl (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-1556 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2008:017 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: perl-utf8-dos(41996)
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