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    Debian: DSA-2267-1: perl security update

    Date 01 Jul 2011
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    It was discovered that Perl's Safe module - a module to compile and execute code in restricted compartments - could by bypassed. Please note that this update is known to break Petal, an XML-based
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2267-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                        Moritz Muehlenhoff
    July 01, 2011                          https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : perl
    Vulnerability  : restriction bypass
    Problem type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2010-1447 
    Debian Bug     : 631529
    
    It was discovered that Perl's Safe module - a module to compile and 
    execute code in restricted compartments - could by bypassed.
    
    Please note that this update is known to break Petal, an XML-based 
    templating engine (shipped with Debian 6.0/Squeeze in the package
    libpetal-perl, see https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=582805
    for details). A fix is not yet available. If you use Petal, you might
    consider to put the previous Perl packages on hold.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
    version 5.10.0-19lenny5.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 5.10.1-17squeeze2.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 5.12.3-1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your perl packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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