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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Perl Vendors:   Wall, Larry
(Red Hat Issues Fix) Perl UTF8 Regex Processing Double Free Bug May Let Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020302
SecurityTracker URL:  https://securitytracker.com/id/1020302
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-1927   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 17 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): 5.8.8
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Perl. A user may be able to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A user can supply a specially crafted regular expression containing UTF8 characters to trigger a double free and execute arbitrary code on the target system with the privileges of the process running perl.

steev at hot.pl reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A user may be able to 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-2008-0532.html

Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise)
Underlying OS Comments:  4

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Jun 12 2008 Perl UTF8 Regex Processing Double Free Bug May Let Users Execute Arbitrary Code



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Subject:  [RHSA-2008:0532-01] Important: perl security update


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