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Perl Digest-Base module: Arbitrary code execution

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1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201401-33 / digest-base
Release Date January 29, 2014
Latest Revision January 29, 2014: 1
Impact high
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
perl-core/digest-base < 1.170.0 >= 1.170.0 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #385487

Synopsis

A vulnerability has been found in the Digest-Base Perl module, allowing remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information

Background

Digest-Base is a set of Perl modules that calculate message digests

Description

The vulnerability is caused due to the “Digest->new()” function not properly sanitising input before using it in an “eval()” call.

Impact

The vulnerability might allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

3.  Resolution Information

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Digest-Base module users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=perl-core/digest-base-1.170.0"

4.  References



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