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[OpenPKG-SA-2005.025] OpenPKG Security Advisory (perl)
From: OpenPKG <openpkg () openpkg org>
Date: Sat, 3 Dec 2005 14:24:11 +0100

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OpenPKG Security Advisory                            The OpenPKG Project
http://www.openpkg.org/security.html              http://www.openpkg.org
openpkg-security () openpkg org                         openpkg () openpkg org
OpenPKG-SA-2005.025                                          03-Dec-2005
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Package:             perl
Vulnerability:       integer overflow, arbitrary code execution
OpenPKG Specific:    no

Affected Releases:   Affected Packages:       Corrected Packages:
OpenPKG CURRENT      <= perl-5.8.7-20050921   >= perl-5.8.7-20051203
OpenPKG 2.5          <= perl-5.8.7-2.5.0      >= perl-5.8.7-2.5.1
OpenPKG 2.4          <= perl-5.8.7-2.4.0      >= perl-5.8.7-2.4.1
OpenPKG 2.3          <= perl-5.8.6-2.3.0      >= perl-5.8.6-2.3.1

Description:
  According to a security advisory from Dyad Security [0], an integer
  overflow bug exists in the Perl [1] programming language. The integer
  overflow is in the format string functionality (Perl_sv_vcatpvfn) of
  Perl and allows attackers to overwrite arbitrary memory and possibly
  execute arbitrary code via format string specifiers with large values.
  The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project assigned the id
  CVE-2005-3962 [2] to the problem.
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References:
  [0] http://www.dyadsecurity.com/perl-0002.html 
  [1] http://www.perl.org/
  [2] http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3962
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