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    Debian: DSA-3982-1: perl security update

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    Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in the implementation of the Perl programming language. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3982-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                     Salvatore Bonaccorso
    September 21, 2017                    https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : perl
    CVE ID         : CVE-2017-12837 CVE-2017-12883
    Debian Bug     : 875596 875597
    
    Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in the implementation of the
    Perl programming language. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
    project identifies the following problems:
    
    CVE-2017-12837
    
        Jakub Wilk reported a heap buffer overflow flaw in the regular
        expression compiler, allowing a remote attacker to cause a denial of
        service via a specially crafted regular expression with the
        case-insensitive modifier.
    
    CVE-2017-12883
    
        Jakub Wilk reported a buffer over-read flaw in the regular
        expression parser, allowing a remote attacker to cause a denial of
        service or information leak.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed
    in version 5.20.2-3+deb8u9.
    
    For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in
    version 5.24.1-3+deb9u2.
    
    For the testing distribution (buster), these problems have been fixed
    in version 5.26.0-8.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in
    version 5.26.0-8.
    
    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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