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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2007-5116: Perl: Buffer overflow

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2007-5116: Perl: Buffer overflow

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
11/07/2007
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/30/2017
Modified
10/29/2021

Description

Buffer overflow in the polymorphic opcode support in the Regular Expression Engine (regcomp.c) in Perl 5.8 allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code by switching from byte to Unicode (UTF) characters in a regular expression.

Solution(s)

  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-app-emulation-emul-linux-x86-baselibs
  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-dev-lang-perl

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