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Debian Security Advisory DSA 371-1 (perl)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

4.3

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

14 years ago

Modified

Modified

5 years ago

Summary

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

Insight

Insight

A cross-site scripting vulnerability exists in the start_form() function in CGI.pm. 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 CGI.pm 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 package.

Solution

Solution

https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%20371-1

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)