Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in libwww-perl, the worst of which could allow attackers to execute arbitrary code.
|Package||dev-perl/libwww-perl on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 6.30.0|
|Unaffected versions||>= 6.30.0|
libwww is a collection of Perl modules providing a consistent interface to the World-Wide Web.
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libwww-perl. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
A remote attacker could entice a user to download a specially-crafted file with an application linked against libwww-perl, which could result in overwritten files or arbitrary code execution by writing to a dotfile in the user’s home directory (such as .bashrc). Additionally, a remote attacker could perform a Man-in-the-Middle attack.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All libwww-perl users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-perl/libwww-perl-6.30.0"
NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since December 18, 2011. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.