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[ GLSA 201111-09 ] Perl Safe module: Arbitrary Perl code injection
From: Alex Legler <a3li () gentoo org>
Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2011 19:14:07 +0100

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201111-09
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: Perl Safe module: Arbitrary Perl code injection
     Date: November 20, 2011
     Bugs: #325563
       ID: 201111-09

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Synopsis
========

The Safe module for Perl does not properly restrict code, allowing a
remote attacker to execute arbitrary Perl code outside of a restricted
compartment.

Background
==========

Safe is a Perl module to compile and execute code in restricted
compartments.

Affected packages
=================

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  perl-core/Safe                < 2.27                     >= 2.27 
  2  virtual/perl-Safe             < 2.27                     >= 2.27 
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     2 affected packages
    -------------------------------------------------------------------

Description
===========

Unsafe code evaluation prevents the Safe module from properly
restricting the code of implicitly called methods on implicitly blessed
objects.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to load a specially crafted Perl
script, resulting in execution arbitrary Perl code outside of a
restricted compartment.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All users of the standalone Perl Safe module should upgrade to the
latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=perl-core/Safe-2.27"

All users of the Safe module bundled with Perl should upgrade to the
latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=virtual/perl-Safe-2.27"

NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are
available since July 18, 2010. It is likely that your system is already
no longer affected by this issue.

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2010-1168
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-1168

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

 http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201111-09.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security () gentoo org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2011 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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