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Debian: perl Information leak vulnerabilities

Date 19 Apr 2004
Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
DSA 431-1 incorporated a partial fix for this problem. This advisoryincludes a more complete fix which corrects some additional cases.

Debian Security Advisory DSA 431-2                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                             Matt Zimmerman
April 16th, 2004               
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Package        : perl
Vulnerability  : information leak
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE Ids        : CAN-2003-0618

Paul Szabo discovered a number of similar bugs in suidperl, a helper
program to run perl scripts with setuid privileges.  By exploiting
these bugs, an attacker could abuse suidperl to discover information
about files (such as testing for their existence and some of their
permissions) that should not be accessible to unprivileged users.

DSA 431-1 incorporated a partial fix for this problem.  This advisory
includes a more complete fix which corrects some additional cases.

For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been
fixed in version 5.6.1-8.7.

For the unstable distribution, this problem has been fixed in version

We recommend that you update your perl package if you have the
"perl-suid" package installed.

Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next revision.

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