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[RHSA-2008:0532-01] Important: perl security update

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Date: Tue Jun 17 2008 - 16:14:53 GMT
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Red Hat Security Advisory Synopsis: Important: perl security update Advisory ID: RHSA-2008:0532-01 Product: Red Hat Application Stack Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0532.html Issue date: 2008-06-17 CVE Names: CVE-2008-1927 =====================================================================
  1. Summary:

Updated perl packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Application Stack v1.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Application Stack v1 for Enterprise Linux AS (v.4) - i386, x86_64 Red Hat Application Stack v1 for Enterprise Linux ES (v.4) - i386, x86_64

3. Description:

Perl is a high-level programming language commonly used for system administration utilities and Web programming.

A flaw was found in Perl's regular expression engine. A specially crafted regular expression with Unicode characters could trigger a buffer overflow, causing Perl to crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Perl. (CVE-2008-1927)

Users of perl are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released errata relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_58_10188

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

443928 - CVE-2008-1927 perl: heap corruption by regular expressions with utf8 characters

6. Package List:

Red Hat Application Stack v1 for Enterprise Linux AS (v.4):

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/RHWAS/SRPMS/perl-5.8.8-6.el4s1_3.src.rpm

i386: perl-5.8.8-6.el4s1_3.i386.rpm perl-debuginfo-5.8.8-6.el4s1_3.i386.rpm perl-suidperl-5.8.8-6.el4s1_3.i386.rpm

x86_64: perl-5.8.8-6.el4s1_3.x86_64.rpm perl-debuginfo-5.8.8-6.el4s1_3.x86_64.rpm perl-suidperl-5.8.8-6.el4s1_3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Application Stack v1 for Enterprise Linux ES (v.4):

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/RHWAS/SRPMS/perl-5.8.8-6.el4s1_3.src.rpm

i386: perl-5.8.8-6.el4s1_3.i386.rpm perl-debuginfo-5.8.8-6.el4s1_3.i386.rpm perl-suidperl-5.8.8-6.el4s1_3.i386.rpm

x86_64: perl-5.8.8-6.el4s1_3.x86_64.rpm perl-debuginfo-5.8.8-6.el4s1_3.x86_64.rpm perl-suidperl-5.8.8-6.el4s1_3.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and details on how to verify the signature are available from https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1927 http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>. More contact details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2008 Red Hat, Inc.
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