Debian Security Advisory DSA 371-1 (perl)

Published: 2008-01-17 21:36:24
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:


Technical Details:
A cross-site scripting vulnerability exists in the start_form() function in This function outputs user-controlled data into the action attribute of a form element without sanitizing it, allowing a remote user to execute arbitrary web script within the context of the generated page. Any program which uses this function in the module may be affected. For the current stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 5.6.1-8.3. For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 5.8.0-19. We recommend that you update your perl Linux Distribution Package.

The remote host is missing an update to perl announced via advisory DSA 371-1.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

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

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