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libwww-perl: Multiple vulnerabilities

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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

Synopsis

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

2.  Impact Information

Background

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

Description

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

Impact

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

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

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



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