Perl, Perl Locale-Maketext module: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201410-02

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in the Perl Locale-Maketext module, allowing remote attackers to inject and execute arbitrary Perl code.

Affected Packages

perl-core/Locale-Maketext on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.230.0
Unaffected versions >= 1.230.0
dev-lang/perl on all architectures
Affected versions < 5.17.7
Unaffected versions >= 5.17.7

Background

Locale-Maketext - Perl framework for localization

Description

Two vulnerabilities have been reported in the Locale-Maketext module for Perl, which can be exploited by malicious users to compromise an application using the module.

The vulnerabilities are caused due to the “_compile()” function not properly sanitising input, which can be exploited to inject and execute arbitrary Perl code.

Impact

A remote 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 users of the Locale-Maketext module should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
 ">=perl-core/Locale-Maketext-1.230.0"
 

References

Release Date
October 12, 2014

Latest Revision
December 29, 2014: 2

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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