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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Perl Vendors:   Wall, Larry
(Red Hat Issues Fix) Perl Regex Processing Bug May Let Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018901
SecurityTracker URL:  https://securitytracker.com/id/1018901
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-5116   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 6 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via local system, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.8
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Perl. A local or remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote or local user may be able to supply a specially crafted regular expression to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Tavis Ormandy and Will Drewry reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local or remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   Red Hat has released a fix.

The Red Hat advisory is available at:

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0966.html

Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise)
Underlying OS Comments:  3, 4, 5

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Nov 6 2007 Perl Regex Processing Bug May Let Users Execute Arbitrary Code



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Subject:  [RHSA-2007:0966-01] Important: perl security update


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