Debian: DSA-2586-1: perl security update

    Date11 Dec 2012
    CategoryDebian
    38
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Two vulnerabilities were discovered in the implementation of the Perl programming language: CVE-2012-5195
    -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
    Hash: SHA1
    
    - -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2586-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                                          
    December 11, 2012                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
    - -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Package        : perl
    Vulnerability  : several
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2012-5195 CVE-2012-5526
    Debian Bug     : 689314 693420 695223
    
    Two vulnerabilities were discovered in the implementation of the Perl
    programming language:
    
    CVE-2012-5195
    	The "x" operator could cause the Perl interpreter to crash
    	if very long strings were created.
    
    CVE-2012-5526
    	The CGI module does not properly escape LF characters
    	in the Set-Cookie and P3P headers.
    
    In addition, this update adds a warning to the Storable documentation
    that this package is not suitable for deserializing untrusted data.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in
    version 5.10.1-17squeeze4.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in
    version 5.14.2-16.
    
    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: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
    Mailing list: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    
    You are not authorised to post comments.

    Comments powered by CComment

    LinuxSecurity Poll

    What do you think of the articles on LinuxSecurity?

    No answer selected. Please try again.
    Please select either existing option or enter your own, however not both.
    Please select minimum 0 answer(s) and maximum 3 answer(s).
    /main-polls/24-what-do-you-think-of-the-quality-of-the-articles-on-linuxsecurity?task=poll.vote&format=json
    24
    radio
    [{"id":"87","title":"Excellent, don't change a thing!","votes":"23","type":"x","order":"1","pct":56.1,"resources":[]},{"id":"88","title":"Should be more technical","votes":"5","type":"x","order":"2","pct":12.2,"resources":[]},{"id":"89","title":"Should include more HOWTOs","votes":"13","type":"x","order":"3","pct":31.71,"resources":[]}]["#ff5b00","#4ac0f2","#b80028","#eef66c","#60bb22","#b96a9a","#62c2cc"]["rgba(255,91,0,0.7)","rgba(74,192,242,0.7)","rgba(184,0,40,0.7)","rgba(238,246,108,0.7)","rgba(96,187,34,0.7)","rgba(185,106,154,0.7)","rgba(98,194,204,0.7)"]350
    bottom200

    We use cookies to provide and improve our services. By using our site, you consent to our Cookie Policy.