Debian Security Advisory DSA 1678-2 (perl)

Published: 2008-12-29 21:42:24
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Recommendations:
https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%201678-2

Technical Details:
The perl update in DSA-1678-1 contains a regression which is triggered by some Perl scripts which have changed into the directory tree removed by File::Path::rmtree. In particular, this happens if File::Temp::tempdir is used. This new update corrects this regression. For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 5.8.8-7etch6. For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed soon. We recommend that you upgrade your perl Linux Distribution Packages.

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update to perl announced via advisory DSA 1678-2.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-5302
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-5303

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Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
6.9

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