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RHSA-2008:0532: perl security update

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RHSA-2008:0532: perl security update

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
04/24/2008
Created
07/25/2018
Added
07/08/2008
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

Updated perl packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Application Stack v1. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

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(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-perl
  • redhat-upgrade-perl-suidperl

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