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Perl Heap-Based Buffer Overflow Vulnerability May18 (Windows)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Buffer overflow

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.5

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

4 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

This host is running Perl and is prone to heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability.

Insight

Insight

The flaw exists due to a heap-based buffer overflow error in pack function in Perl.

Affected Software

Affected Software

Perl versions before 5.26.2 on Windows.

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

Upgrade to Perl version 5.26.2 or later. Please see the references for more information.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)