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Perl, Locale Maketext Perl module: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201401-11 / perl
Release Date January 19, 2014
Latest Revision January 19, 2014: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable local, remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
dev-lang/perl < 5.16.3 >= 5.16.3 All supported architectures
perl-core/locale-maketext < 1.230.0 >= 1.230.0 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #384887, #448632, #460444, #483448


Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Perl and Locale::Maketext Perl module, the worst of which could allow a context-dependent attacker to execute arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


Perl is Larry Wall’s Practical Extraction and Report Language. Locale::Maketext is a Perl module - framework for localization.


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Perl and Locale::Maketext Perl module. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


A context-dependent attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Perl users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-lang/perl-5.16.3"

All Locale::Maketext users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.2: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose

4.  References


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