Ubuntu 2099-1: Perl vulnerability

    Date05 Feb 2014
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Perl could be made to run programs if it processed a specially crafted Locale::Maketext templates.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2099-1
    February 05, 2014
    
    perl vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 12.10
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Perl could be made to run programs if it processed a specially crafted
    Locale::Maketext templates.
    
    Software Description:
    - perl: Practical Extraction and Report Language
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that Perl's Locale::Maketext module incorrectly handled
    backslashes and fully qualified method names. An attacker could possibly
    use this flaw to execute arbitrary code when an application used untrusted
    templates.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 12.10:
      perl-modules                    5.14.2-13ubuntu0.3
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      perl-modules                    5.14.2-6ubuntu2.4
    
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
      perl-modules                    5.10.1-8ubuntu2.4
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2099-1
      CVE-2012-6329
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/perl/5.14.2-13ubuntu0.3
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/perl/5.14.2-6ubuntu2.4
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/perl/5.10.1-8ubuntu2.4
    
    
    
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