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Debian: DSA-3873-1: perl security update

Date 05 Jun 2017
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Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
The cPanel Security Team reported a time of check to time of use (TOCTTOU) race condition flaw in File::Path, a core module from Perl to create or remove directory trees. An attacker can take advantage of this flaw to set the mode on an attacker-chosen file to a attacker-chosen

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-3873-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.debian.org/security/                     Salvatore Bonaccorso
June 05, 2017                         https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : perl
CVE ID         : CVE-2017-6512
Debian Bug     : 863870

The cPanel Security Team reported a time of check to time of use
(TOCTTOU) race condition flaw in File::Path, a core module from Perl to
create or remove directory trees. An attacker can take advantage of this
flaw to set the mode on an attacker-chosen file to a attacker-chosen
value.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
version 5.20.2-3+deb8u7.

For the upcoming stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been
fixed in version 5.24.1-3.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 5.24.1-3.

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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