Ubuntu 3684-1: Perl vulnerability

    Date13 Jun 2018
    CategoryUbuntu
    7360
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Perl could be made to overwrite arbitrary files if it received a specially crafted archive file.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3684-1
    June 13, 2018
    
    perl vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 17.10
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Perl could be made to overwrite arbitrary files if it received
    a specially crafted archive file.
    
    Software Description:
    - perl: Practical Extraction and Report Language
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that Perl incorrectly handled certain archive files.
    An attacker could possibly use this to overwrite arbitrary files.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
      perl                            5.26.1-6ubuntu0.1
    
    Ubuntu 17.10:
      perl                            5.26.0-8ubuntu1.2
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      perl                            5.22.1-9ubuntu0.5
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      perl                            5.18.2-2ubuntu1.6
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
    changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3684-1
      CVE-2018-12015
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/perl/5.26.1-6ubuntu0.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/perl/5.26.0-8ubuntu1.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/perl/5.22.1-9ubuntu0.5
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/perl/5.18.2-2ubuntu1.6
    
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