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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Perl Vendors:   Wall, Larry
(Red Hat Issues Fix) Perl Bug in Rehash Mechanism Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1028348
SecurityTracker URL:  https://securitytracker.com/id/1028348
CVE Reference:   CVE-2013-1667   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 26 2013
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.8.2 to 5.16.x
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Perl. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send specially crafted data to cause the target Perl application to consume excessive memory and crash. Applications that provide arbitrary user-supplied data as input to hash keys are affected.

Yves Orton reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target Perl application to consume excessive memory and crash.
Solution:   Red Hat has issued a fix.

The Red Hat advisory is available at:

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0685.html

Vendor URL:  perl.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Red Hat Enterprise)
Underlying OS Comments:  5, 6

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Mar 26 2013 Perl Bug in Rehash Mechanism Lets Remote Users Deny Service



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Subject:  [RHSA-2013:0685-01] Moderate: perl security update


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