Linux Security
Linux Security
Linux Security

Debian: DSA-3441-1: perl security update

Date 11 Jan 2016
212
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.

- -------------------------------------------------------------------------
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
- -------------------------------------------------------------------------

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.

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/

Mailing list: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Advisories

LinuxSecurity Poll

How frequently do you patch/update your system?

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/52-how-frequently-do-you-patch-update-your-system?task=poll.vote&format=json
52
radio
[{"id":"179","title":"As soon as patches\/updates are released - I track advisories for my distro(s) diligently","votes":"43","type":"x","order":"1","pct":84.31,"resources":[]},{"id":"180","title":"Every so often, when I think of it","votes":"4","type":"x","order":"2","pct":7.84,"resources":[]},{"id":"181","title":"Hardly ever","votes":"4","type":"x","order":"3","pct":7.84,"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

Please vote first in order to view vote results.

VOTE ON THE POLL PAGE


VIEW MORE POLLS

bottom 200

Please enable / Bitte aktiviere JavaScript!
Veuillez activer / Por favor activa el Javascript![ ? ]

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