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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.61127
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2008:0522
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:

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.

Solution:
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

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0522.html
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important

Risk factor : Medium

CVSS Score:
5.0

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2008-1927
http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2009/Feb/msg00000.html
BugTraq ID: 28928
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/28928
Bugtraq: 20090120 rPSA-2009-0011-1 perl (Google Search)
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/500210/100/0/threaded
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://rt.perl.org/rt3/Public/Bug/Display.html?id=48156
http://osvdb.org/44588
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10579
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0522.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0532.html
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
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
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2265/references
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2361
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2424
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/0422
XForce ISS Database: perl-utf8-dos(41996)
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/41996
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