Debian: DSA-3441-1: perl security update

    Date 11 Jan 2016
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    David Golden of MongoDB discovered that File::Spec::canonpath() in Perl returned untainted strings even if passed tainted input. This defect undermines taint propagation, which is sometimes used to ensure that unvalidated user input does not reach sensitive code.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3441-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                     Salvatore Bonaccorso
    January 11, 2016                      https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : perl
    CVE ID         : CVE-2015-8607
    Debian Bug     : 810719
    
    David Golden of MongoDB discovered that File::Spec::canonpath() in Perl
    returned untainted strings even if passed tainted input. This defect
    undermines taint propagation, which is sometimes used to ensure that
    unvalidated user input does not reach sensitive code.
    
    The oldstable distribution (wheezy) is not affected by this problem.
    
    For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
    version 5.20.2-3+deb8u2.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed soon.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your perl packages.
    
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