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Ubuntu: USN-2878-1 (CVE-2015-8607): Perl vulnerability

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Ubuntu: USN-2878-1 (CVE-2015-8607): Perl vulnerability

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
01/13/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/02/2016
Modified
08/05/2020

Description

The canonpath function in the File::Spec module in PathTools before 3.62, as used in Perl, does not properly preserve the taint attribute of data, which might allow context-dependent attackers to bypass the taint protection mechanism via a crafted string.

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-perl

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