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rPSA-2007-0232-1 perl
From: rPath Update Announcements <announce-noreply () rpath com>
Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2007 09:25:53 -0500

rPath Security Advisory: 2007-0232-1
Published: 2007-11-06
Products: rPath Linux 1
Rating: Minor
Exposure Level Classification:
    Local Deterministic Weakness
Updated Versions:
    perl=conary.rpath.com () rpl:1/5.8.7-8.2-1

rPath Issue Tracking System:
    https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1813

References:
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5116

Description:
    Previous versions of the perl package contain weaknesses when evaluating
    regular expressions.
    
    If a system is serving a perl-based web application that evaluates
    remote input as a regular expression, an attacker may be be able to
    exploit these weaknesses to execute arbitrary, attacker-provided code on
    the system, potentially elevating this to a remote, deterministic
    unauthorized access vulnerability.
    
    In its default configuration, rPath Linux 1 does not enable any
    perl-based web applications and is thus not vulnerable to this potential
    unauthorized access.

http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2007-0232

Copyright 2007 rPath, Inc.
This file is distributed under the terms of the MIT License.
A copy is available at http://www.rpath.com/permanent/mit-license.html

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