rPSA-2009-0011-1 perl Jan 20 2009 08:34PM
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rPath Security Advisory: 2009-0011-1
Published: 2009-01-20
Products:
rPath Appliance Platform Linux Service 1
rPath Appliance Platform Linux Service 2
rPath Linux 1
rPath Linux 2

Rating: Minor
Exposure Level Classification:
Local Root Non-Deterministic Weakness
Updated Versions:
perl=conary.rpath.com@rpl:1/5.8.7-8.5-1
perl=conary.rpath.com@rpl:2/5.8.8-16-0.1

rPath Issue Tracking System:
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2907
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2944

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1927
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5302
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5303

Description:
Previous versions of Perl contained a race condition in the rmtree
function of the File::Path module that allowed local users to create
arbitrary setuid binaries via a symlink attack. This is a regression
related to CVE-2005-0448.

Additionally a double free vulnerability exists that allows
context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service via a
crafted regular expression containing UTF8 characters.

http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2009-0011

Copyright 2009 rPath, Inc.
This file is distributed under the terms of the MIT License.
A copy is available at http://www.rpath.com/permanent/mit-license.html

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