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Strawberry Perl 'Perl_repeatcpy()' Function Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (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

9 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

The host is installed with Strawberry Perl and is prone to heap based buffer overflow vulnerability.

Insight

Insight

The Perl_repeatcpy() function in util.c fails to properly sanitize user supplied input while handling the string repeat operator.

Affected Software

Affected Software

Strawberry Perl 5.12.x before 5.12.5, 5.14.x before 5.14.3 and 5.15.x before 15.15.5 on Windows

Solution

Solution

Upgrade to Strawberry Perl 5.12.5, 5.14.3, 15.15.5 or later.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)