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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Perl Vendors:   Wall, Larry
(Oracle Issues Fix for Solaris) Perl 'CGI.pm' Module Input Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Inject Headers
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1029130
SecurityTracker URL:  https://securitytracker.com/id/1029130
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-5526   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 4 2013
Impact:   Modification of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 3.63
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Perl CGI.pm module. A remote user can inject header lines.

The 'CGI.pm' module does not properly filter carriage returns from user-supplied input to be used in Set-Cookie and P3P headers. A remote user may be able to inject new header items or modify header items.

CGI applications that use the 'CGI.pm' module are affected.

Impact:   A remote user can inject header lines.
Solution:   Oracle has issued a fix for Solaris.

The Oracle advisory is available at:

https://blogs.oracle.com/sunsecurity/entry/cve_2012_5526_configuration_vulnerability1

Vendor URL:  perl.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)
Underlying OS Comments:  11.1

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