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libwww-perl: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201402-04 / libwww-perl
Release Date February 04, 2014
Latest Revision February 04, 2014: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
dev-perl/libwww-perl < 6.30.0 >= 6.30.0 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #329943, #386309


Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in libwww-perl, the worst of which could allow attackers to execute arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


libwww is a collection of Perl modules providing a consistent interface to the World-Wide Web.


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libwww-perl. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


A remote attacker could entice a user to download a specially-crafted file with an application linked against libwww-perl, which could result in overwritten files or arbitrary code execution by writing to a dotfile in the user’s home directory (such as .bashrc). Additionally, a remote attacker could perform a Man-in-the-Middle attack.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All libwww-perl users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-perl/libwww-perl-6.30.0"

NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since December 18, 2011. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.

4.  References


Page updated February 04, 2014

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