Perl Multiple Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities

Perl is prone to the following multiple buffer-overflow vulnerabilities because it fails to properly bounds-check user-supplied input before copying it to an insufficiently sized memory buffer.

1. An integer-overflow vulnerability
2. A heap-based buffer-overflow vulnerability

Attackers can exploit these issues to execute arbitrary code on the affected application. Failed attempts will likely cause a denial-of-service condition.


 

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