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    Debian: DSA-4172-1: perl security update

    Date 14 Apr 2018
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    Posted By Anthony Pell
    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-4172-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                     Salvatore Bonaccorso
    April 14, 2018                        https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : perl
    CVE ID         : CVE-2018-6797 CVE-2018-6798 CVE-2018-6913
    
    Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in the implementation of the
    Perl programming language. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
    project identifies the following problems:
    
    CVE-2018-6797
    
        Brian Carpenter reported that a crafted regular expression
        could cause a heap buffer write overflow, with control over the
        bytes written.
    
    CVE-2018-6798
    
        Nguyen Duc Manh reported that matching a crafted locale dependent
        regular expression could cause a heap buffer read overflow and
        potentially information disclosure.
    
    CVE-2018-6913
    
        GwanYeong Kim reported that 'pack()' could cause a heap buffer write
        overflow with a large item count.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed
    in version 5.20.2-3+deb8u10. The oldstable distribution (jessie) update
    contains only a fix for CVE-2018-6913.
    
    For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in
    version 5.24.1-3+deb9u3.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your perl packages.
    
    For the detailed security status of perl please refer to its security
    tracker page at:
    https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/perl
    
    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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