Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Perl, the worst of which could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.
|dev-lang/perl on all architectures
Perl is a highly capable, feature-rich programming language.
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Perl. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, cause a Denial of Service condition, or escalate privileges.
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-5.22.3_rc4"
Warning: When you are upgrading to a new major Perl version, the commands above may not be sufficient. Please visit the Gentoo wiki referenced below to learn how to upgrade to a new major Perl version.