Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Perl and Locale::Maketext Perl module, the worst of which could allow a context-dependent attacker to execute arbitrary code.
|Package||dev-lang/perl on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 5.16.3|
|Unaffected versions||>= 5.16.3|
|Package||perl-core/locale-maketext on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 1.230.0|
|Unaffected versions||>= 1.230.0|
Perl is Larry Wall’s Practical Extraction and Report Language. Locale::Maketext is a Perl module - framework for localization.
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Perl and Locale::Maketext Perl module. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
A context-dependent attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or 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-5.16.3"
All Locale::Maketext users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=perl-core/locale-maketext-1.230.0"