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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for perl RHSA-2011:1424-01
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'perl'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
The remote host is missing an update for the 'perl'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
Perl is a high-level programming language commonly used for system
administration utilities and web programming.

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Perl decoded Unicode
strings. An attacker could create a malicious Unicode string that, when
decoded by a Perl program, would cause the program to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user
running the program. (CVE-2011-2939)

It was found that the 'new' constructor of the Digest module used its
argument as part of the string expression passed to the eval() function. An
attacker could possibly use this flaw to execute arbitrary Perl code with
the privileges of a Perl program that uses untrusted input as an argument
to the constructor. (CVE-2011-3597)

All Perl users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
backported patches to correct these issues. All running Perl programs must
be restarted for this update to take effect.

Affected Software/OS:
perl on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:

CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-2939
BugTraq ID: 49858
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-3597
BugTraq ID: 49911
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