Debian: DSA-2641-2: libapache2-mod-perl2 update related to DSA 2641-1

    Date20 Mar 2013
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    The security fix applied to the perl package due to CVE-2013-1667 introduced a test failure in libapache2-mod-perl2 source package specific to the rehash mechanism in Perl. See Debian Bug #702821 for details. This update fixes that problem. For reference, the original
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2641-2                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                      Salvatore Bonaccorso
    March 20, 2013                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : libapache2-mod-perl2
    Debian Bug     : 702821
    
    The security fix applied to the perl package due to CVE-2013-1667
    introduced a test failure in libapache2-mod-perl2 source package
    specific to the rehash mechanism in Perl. See Debian Bug #702821 for
    details. This update fixes that problem. For reference, the original
    advisory text for perl follows.
    
    Yves Orton discovered a flaw in the rehashing code of Perl. This flaw
    could be exploited to carry out a denial of service attack against code
    that uses arbitrary user input as hash keys. Specifically an attacker
    could create a set of keys of a hash causing a denial of service via
    memory exhaustion.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.0.4-7+squeeze1.
    
    For the testing distribution (wheezy) this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.0.7-3.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.0.7-3.
    
    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/
    
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