Debian: DSA-3873-1: perl security update

    Date05 Jun 2017
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity 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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