Ubuntu 3684-2: Perl vulnerability

    Date13 Jun 2018
    CategoryUbuntu
    7381
    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-3684-2
    June 13, 2018
    
    perl vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
    
    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:
    
    USN-3684-1 fixed a vulnerability in perl. This update provides
    the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.
    
    Original advisory 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 12.04 ESM:
      perl                            5.14.2-6ubuntu2.8
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
    changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3684-2
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3684-1
      CVE-2018-12015
    
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