Perl Digest-Base module: Arbitrary code execution — GLSA 201401-33

A vulnerability has been found in the Digest-Base Perl module, allowing remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

perl-core/digest-base on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.170.0
Unaffected versions >= 1.170.0

Background

Digest-Base is a set of Perl modules that calculate message digests

Description

The vulnerability is caused due to the “Digest->new()” function not properly sanitising input before using it in an “eval()” call.

Impact

The vulnerability might allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Digest-Base module users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=perl-core/digest-base-1.170.0"
 

References

Release Date
January 29, 2014

Latest Revision
January 29, 2014: 1

Severity
high

Exploitable
remote

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