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USN-552-1: Perl vulnerability

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USN-552-1: Perl vulnerability

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
11/07/2007
Created
07/25/2018
Added
05/06/2013
Modified
07/09/2020

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)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-libperl5-8

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