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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Perl Vendors:   Wall, Larry
(Sun Describes Workaround) Perl Regex Processing Bug May Let Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019484
SecurityTracker URL:  https://securitytracker.com/id/1019484
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-5116   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 22 2008
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:   Sun has described a workaround for Solaris 10 in their advisory. Sun is working on a fix.

The Sun advisory is available at:

http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-66-231524-1

Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)
Underlying OS Comments:  10

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Nov 6 2007 Perl Regex Processing Bug May Let Users Execute Arbitrary Code



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