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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Perl Vendors:   Wall, Larry
(Red Hat Issues Fix) Perl Digest->new() Input Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1026401
SecurityTracker URL:  https://securitytracker.com/id/1026401
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-3597   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 9 2011
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Digest Module prior to 1.17
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Perl. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The perl Digest module's Digest->new() function does not properly validate input. A remote user can supply specially crafted data to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

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

The Red Hat advisory is available at:

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-1797.html

Vendor URL:  perl.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise)
Underlying OS Comments:  4, 5

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Nov 23 2011 Perl Digest->new() Input Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code



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Subject:  [RHSA-2011:1797-01] Moderate: perl security update


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