Perl, Locale Maketext Perl module: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201401-11

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.

Affected Packages

dev-lang/perl on all architectures
Affected versions < 5.16.3
Unaffected versions >= 5.16.3
perl-core/locale-maketext on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.230.0
Unaffected versions >= 1.230.0

Background

Perl is Larry Wall’s Practical Extraction and Report Language. Locale::Maketext is a Perl module - framework for localization.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Perl and Locale::Maketext Perl module. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A context-dependent attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

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"
 

References

Release Date
January 19, 2014

Latest Revision
January 19, 2014: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
local, remote

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