Multiple vulnerabilities were found in Perl, the worst of which could allow a local attacker to cause a Denial of Service condition.
|Package||dev-lang/perl on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 5.12.3-r1|
|Unaffected versions||>= 5.12.3-r1|
Perl is Larry Wall’s Practical Extraction and Report Language.
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Perl. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
A local attacker could cause a Denial of Service condition or perform symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running the application. A context-dependent attacker could cause a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Perl users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-lang/perl-5.12.3-r1"