A vulnerability in Perl allows a remote attacker to cause Denial of Service.
|Package||dev-lang/perl on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 5.20.1-r4|
|Unaffected versions||>= 5.20.1-r4|
Perl is a highly capable, feature-rich programming language.
S_regmatch() function lacks proper checks before passing arguments to atoi()
A remote attacker could send a specially crafted input, possibly resulting in 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-5.20.1-r4"
July 10, 2015
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