ID CVE-2007-5116
Summary Buffer overflow in the polymorphic opcode support in the Regular Expression Engine (regcomp.c) in Perl 5.8 allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code by switching from byte to Unicode (UTF) characters in a regular expression.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Debian Debian Linux 3.1
    cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:3.1
  • Debian GNU/Linux 4.0
    cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:4.0
  • cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:4.0:-:alpha
    cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:4.0:-:alpha
  • cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:4.0:-:amd64
    cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:4.0:-:amd64
  • cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:4.0:-:arm
    cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:4.0:-:arm
  • cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:4.0:-:hppa
    cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:4.0:-:hppa
  • cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:4.0:-:ia-32
    cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:4.0:-:ia-32
  • cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:4.0:-:ia-64
    cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:4.0:-:ia-64
  • cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:4.0:-:m68k
    cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:4.0:-:m68k
  • cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:4.0:-:mips
    cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:4.0:-:mips
  • cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:4.0:-:mipsel
    cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:4.0:-:mipsel
  • cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:4.0:-:powerpc
    cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:4.0:-:powerpc
  • cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:4.0:-:s390
    cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:4.0:-:s390
  • cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:4.0:-:sparc
    cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:4.0:-:sparc
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007.0
    cpe:2.3:o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:2007
  • cpe:2.3:o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:2007:-:x86_64
    cpe:2.3:o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:2007:-:x86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007.1
    cpe:2.3:o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:2007.1
  • cpe:2.3:o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:2007.1:-:x86_64
    cpe:2.3:o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:2007.1:-:x86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0
    cpe:2.3:o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:2008.0
  • cpe:2.3:o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:2008.0:-:x86_64
    cpe:2.3:o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:2008.0:-:x86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Corporate Server 3.0
    cpe:2.3:o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux_corporate_server:3.0
  • cpe:2.3:o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux_corporate_server:3.0:-:x86_64
    cpe:2.3:o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux_corporate_server:3.0:-:x86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Corporate Server 4.0
    cpe:2.3:o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux_corporate_server:4.0
  • cpe:2.3:o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux_corporate_server:4.0:-:x86_64
    cpe:2.3:o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux_corporate_server:4.0:-:x86_64
  • cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3.0:-:as
    cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3.0:-:as
  • cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3.0:-:es
    cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3.0:-:es
  • cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3.0:-:ws
    cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3.0:-:ws
  • cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.0:-:as
    cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.0:-:as
  • cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.0:-:es
    cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.0:-:es
  • cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.0:-:ws
    cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.0:-:ws
  • cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.0:-:client
    cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.0:-:client
  • cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.0:-:server
    cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.0:-:server
  • Red Hat Desktop 3.0
    cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_desktop:3.0
  • Red Hat Desktop 4.0
    cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_desktop:4.0
  • cpe:2.3:o:redhat:linux_advanced_workstation:2.1:-:ia64
    cpe:2.3:o:redhat:linux_advanced_workstation:2.1:-:ia64
  • cpe:2.3:o:redhat:linux_advanced_workstation:2.1:-:itanium_processor
    cpe:2.3:o:redhat:linux_advanced_workstation:2.1:-:itanium_processor
  • cpe:2.3:o:rpath:rpath_linux:1
    cpe:2.3:o:rpath:rpath_linux:1
  • cpe:2.3:a:larry_wall:perl:5.8.0
    cpe:2.3:a:larry_wall:perl:5.8.0
  • cpe:2.3:a:larry_wall:perl:5.8.1
    cpe:2.3:a:larry_wall:perl:5.8.1
  • cpe:2.3:a:larry_wall:perl:5.8.3
    cpe:2.3:a:larry_wall:perl:5.8.3
  • cpe:2.3:a:larry_wall:perl:5.8.4
    cpe:2.3:a:larry_wall:perl:5.8.4
  • cpe:2.3:a:larry_wall:perl:5.8.4.1
    cpe:2.3:a:larry_wall:perl:5.8.4.1
  • cpe:2.3:a:larry_wall:perl:5.8.4.2
    cpe:2.3:a:larry_wall:perl:5.8.4.2
  • cpe:2.3:a:larry_wall:perl:5.8.4.2.3
    cpe:2.3:a:larry_wall:perl:5.8.4.2.3
  • cpe:2.3:a:larry_wall:perl:5.8.4.3
    cpe:2.3:a:larry_wall:perl:5.8.4.3
  • cpe:2.3:a:larry_wall:perl:5.8.4.4
    cpe:2.3:a:larry_wall:perl:5.8.4.4
  • cpe:2.3:a:larry_wall:perl:5.8.4.5
    cpe:2.3:a:larry_wall:perl:5.8.4.5
  • cpe:2.3:a:larry_wall:perl:5.8.6
    cpe:2.3:a:larry_wall:perl:5.8.6
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Multi Network Firewall 2.0
    cpe:2.3:a:mandrakesoft:mandrake_multi_network_firewall:2.0
  • cpe:2.3:a:openpkg:openpkg:current
    cpe:2.3:a:openpkg:openpkg:current
  • cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux:1.0:-:application_stack
    cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux:1.0:-:application_stack
CVSS
Base: 7.5 (as of 08-11-2007 - 21:15)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-119
CAPEC
  • Buffer Overflow via Environment Variables
    This attack pattern involves causing a buffer overflow through manipulation of environment variables. Once the attacker finds that they can modify an environment variable, they may try to overflow associated buffers. This attack leverages implicit trust often placed in environment variables.
  • Overflow Buffers
    Buffer Overflow attacks target improper or missing bounds checking on buffer operations, typically triggered by input injected by an attacker. As a consequence, an attacker is able to write past the boundaries of allocated buffer regions in memory, causing a program crash or potentially redirection of execution as per the attackers' choice.
  • Client-side Injection-induced Buffer Overflow
    This type of attack exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in targeted client software through injection of malicious content from a custom-built hostile service.
  • Filter Failure through Buffer Overflow
    In this attack, the idea is to cause an active filter to fail by causing an oversized transaction. An attacker may try to feed overly long input strings to the program in an attempt to overwhelm the filter (by causing a buffer overflow) and hoping that the filter does not fail securely (i.e. the user input is let into the system unfiltered).
  • MIME Conversion
    An attacker exploits a weakness in the MIME conversion routine to cause a buffer overflow and gain control over the mail server machine. The MIME system is designed to allow various different information formats to be interpreted and sent via e-mail. Attack points exist when data are converted to MIME compatible format and back.
  • Overflow Binary Resource File
    An attack of this type exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of binary resources. Binary resources may include music files like MP3, image files like JPEG files, and any other binary file. These attacks may pass unnoticed to the client machine through normal usage of files, such as a browser loading a seemingly innocent JPEG file. This can allow the attacker access to the execution stack and execute arbitrary code in the target process. This attack pattern is a variant of standard buffer overflow attacks using an unexpected vector (binary files) to wrap its attack and open up a new attack vector. The attacker is required to either directly serve the binary content to the victim, or place it in a locale like a MP3 sharing application, for the victim to download. The attacker then is notified upon the download or otherwise locates the vulnerability opened up by the buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Symbolic Links
    This type of attack leverages the use of symbolic links to cause buffer overflows. An attacker can try to create or manipulate a symbolic link file such that its contents result in out of bounds data. When the target software processes the symbolic link file, it could potentially overflow internal buffers with insufficient bounds checking.
  • Overflow Variables and Tags
    This type of attack leverages the use of tags or variables from a formatted configuration data to cause buffer overflow. The attacker crafts a malicious HTML page or configuration file that includes oversized strings, thus causing an overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Parameter Expansion
    In this attack, the target software is given input that the attacker knows will be modified and expanded in size during processing. This attack relies on the target software failing to anticipate that the expanded data may exceed some internal limit, thereby creating a buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow in an API Call
    This attack targets libraries or shared code modules which are vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks. An attacker who has access to an API may try to embed malicious code in the API function call and exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in the function's implementation. All clients that make use of the code library thus become vulnerable by association. This has a very broad effect on security across a system, usually affecting more than one software process.
  • Buffer Overflow in Local Command-Line Utilities
    This attack targets command-line utilities available in a number of shells. An attacker can leverage a vulnerability found in a command-line utility to escalate privilege to root.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
PARTIAL PARTIAL PARTIAL
nessus via4
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-201412-11.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201412-11 (AMD64 x86 emulation base libraries: Multiple vulnerabilities) Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in AMD64 x86 emulation base libraries. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details. Impact : A context-dependent attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code, cause a Denial of Service condition, or obtain sensitive information. Workaround : There is no known workaround at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-11-11
    plugin id 79964
    published 2014-12-15
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=79964
    title GLSA-201412-11 : AMD64 x86 emulation base libraries: Multiple vulnerabilities (Heartbleed)
  • NASL family AIX Local Security Checks
    NASL id AIX_IZ10244.NASL
    description A buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the 'perl.rte' fileset. A remote attacker may execute arbitrary code if a Perl script executing on the system is listening on a network port. If exploited the attacker can execute arbitrary code with the same privileges as the script. For more details please visit : http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5116
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2013-03-11
    plugin id 64309
    published 2013-01-30
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=64309
    title AIX 5.3 TL 5 : perl (IZ10244)
  • NASL family VMware ESX Local Security Checks
    NASL id VMWARE_VMSA-2008-0001.NASL
    description I Service Console package security updates a. OpenPegasus PAM Authentication Buffer Overflow Alexander Sotirov from VMware Security Research discovered a buffer overflow vulnerability in the OpenPegasus Management server. This flaw could be exploited by a malicious remote user on the service console network to gain root access to the service console. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2007-5360 to this issue. b. Updated Samba package An issue where attackers on the service console management network can cause a stack-based buffer overflow in the reply_netbios_packet function of nmbd in Samba. On systems where Samba is being used as a WINS server, exploiting this vulnerability can allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted WINS Name Registration requests followed by a WINS Name Query request. An issue where attackers on the service console management network can exploit a vulnerability that occurs when Samba is configured as a Primary or Backup Domain controller. The vulnerability allows remote attackers to have an unknown impact via crafted GETDC mailslot requests, related to handling of GETDC logon server requests. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2007-5398 and CVE-2007-4572 to these issues. Note: By default Samba is not configured as a WINS server or a domain controller and ESX is not vulnerable unless the administrator has changed the default configuration. This vulnerability can be exploited remotely only if the attacker has access to the service console network. Security best practices provided by VMware recommend that the service console be isolated from the VM network. Please see http://www.vmware.com/resources/techresources/726 for more information on VMware security best practices. c. Updated util-linux package The patch addresses an issue where the mount and umount utilities in util-linux call the setuid and setgid functions in the wrong order and do not check the return values, which could allow attackers to gain elevated privileges via helper application such as mount.nfs. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2007-5191 to this issue. d. Updated Perl package The update addresses an issue where the regular expression engine in Perl can be used to issue a specially crafted regular expression that allows the attacker to run arbitrary code with the permissions level of the current Perl user. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2007-5116 to this issue. e. Updated OpenSSL package A flaw in the SSL_get_shared_ciphers() function could allow an attacker to cause a buffer overflow problem by sending ciphers to applications that use the function. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2007-3108, and CVE-2007-5135 to these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-06
    plugin id 40372
    published 2009-07-27
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=40372
    title VMSA-2008-0001 : Moderate OpenPegasus PAM Authentication Buffer Overflow and updated service console packages
  • NASL family AIX Local Security Checks
    NASL id AIX_U815030.NASL
    description The remote host is missing AIX PTF U815030, which is related to the security of the package perl.rte.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2013-03-14
    plugin id 32241
    published 2008-05-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=32241
    title AIX 5.2 TL 10 : perl.rte (U815030)
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-200711-28.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200711-28 (Perl: Buffer overflow) Tavis Ormandy and Will Drewry (Google Security Team) discovered a heap-based buffer overflow in the Regular Expression engine (regcomp.c) that occurs when switching from byte to Unicode (UTF-8) characters in a regular expression. Impact : A remote attacker could either entice a user to compile a specially crafted regular expression or actively compile it in case the script accepts remote input of regular expressions, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Perl. Workaround : There is no known workaround at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-11
    plugin id 28267
    published 2007-11-20
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=28267
    title GLSA-200711-28 : Perl: Buffer overflow
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRAKE_MDKSA-2007-207.NASL
    description Tavis Ormandy and Will Drewry discovered a flaw in Perl's regular expression engine. Specially crafted input to a regular expression can cause Perl to improperly allocate memory, resulting in the possible execution of arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running Perl. Updated packages have been patched to prevent these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 27642
    published 2007-11-06
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=27642
    title Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : perl (MDKSA-2007:207)
  • NASL family MacOS X Local Security Checks
    NASL id MACOSX_SECUPD2007-009.NASL
    description The remote host is running a version of Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.4 that does not have Security Update 2007-009 applied. This update contains several security fixes for a large number of programs.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-14
    plugin id 29723
    published 2007-12-18
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=29723
    title Mac OS X Multiple Vulnerabilities (Security Update 2007-009)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2007-3218.NASL
    description Resolves: CVE-2007-5116: perl regular expression UTF parsing errors Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2015-10-21
    plugin id 28188
    published 2007-11-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=28188
    title Fedora 8 : perl-5.8.8-31.fc8 (2007-3218)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE9_11964.NASL
    description Specially crafted regular expressions could lead to a buffer overflow in perl's regular expressions engine. Scripts processing data from untrusted sources could therefore potentially be exploited by attackers to execute arbitrary code. Depending on the purpose of the scripts, the vulnerability can be exploited remotely or locally. The vulnerability has been tracked by CVE-2007-5116.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2012-04-23
    plugin id 41165
    published 2009-09-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=41165
    title SuSE9 Security Update : perl (YOU Patch Number 11964)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2007-0966.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0966 : Updated Perl packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. Perl is a high-level programming language commonly used for system administration utilities and Web programming. A flaw was found in Perl's regular expression engine. Specially crafted input to a regular expression can cause Perl to improperly allocate memory, possibly resulting in arbitrary code running with the permissions of the user running Perl. (CVE-2007-5116) Users of Perl are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue. Red Hat would like to thank Tavis Ormandy and Will Drewry for properly disclosing this issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-18
    plugin id 67586
    published 2013-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=67586
    title Oracle Linux 3 / 4 / 5 : perl (ELSA-2007-0966)
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2007-0966.NASL
    description Updated Perl packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. Perl is a high-level programming language commonly used for system administration utilities and Web programming. A flaw was found in Perl's regular expression engine. Specially crafted input to a regular expression can cause Perl to improperly allocate memory, possibly resulting in arbitrary code running with the permissions of the user running Perl. (CVE-2007-5116) Users of Perl are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue. Red Hat would like to thank Tavis Ormandy and Will Drewry for properly disclosing this issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 37788
    published 2009-04-23
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=37788
    title CentOS 3 / 4 / 5 : perl (CESA-2007:0966)
  • NASL family Solaris Local Security Checks
    NASL id SOLARIS10_X86_122240.NASL
    description SunOS 5.10_x86: Apache 2 mod_perl Perl cgi. Date this patch was last updated by Sun : Aug/08/08
    last seen 2018-09-01
    modified 2018-08-13
    plugin id 33912
    published 2008-08-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=33912
    title Solaris 10 (x86) : 122240-03
  • NASL family Solaris Local Security Checks
    NASL id SOLARIS10_122239.NASL
    description SunOS 5.10: Apache 2 mod_perl Perl cgi pat. Date this patch was last updated by Sun : Aug/08/08
    last seen 2018-09-01
    modified 2018-08-13
    plugin id 33908
    published 2008-08-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=33908
    title Solaris 10 (sparc) : 122239-03
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2007-0966.NASL
    description Updated Perl packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. Perl is a high-level programming language commonly used for system administration utilities and Web programming. A flaw was found in Perl's regular expression engine. Specially crafted input to a regular expression can cause Perl to improperly allocate memory, possibly resulting in arbitrary code running with the permissions of the user running Perl. (CVE-2007-5116) Users of Perl are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue. Red Hat would like to thank Tavis Ormandy and Will Drewry for properly disclosing this issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-16
    plugin id 27644
    published 2007-11-06
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=27644
    title RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : perl (RHSA-2007:0966)
  • NASL family AIX Local Security Checks
    NASL id AIX_U814193.NASL
    description The remote host is missing AIX PTF U814193, which is related to the security of the package perl.rte. A buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the 'perl.rte' fileset. A remote attacker may execute arbitrary code if a Perl script executing on the system is listening on a network port. If exploited the attacker can execute arbitrary code with the same privileges as the script. For more details please visit : http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5116
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2013-03-14
    plugin id 30933
    published 2008-02-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=30933
    title AIX 5.3 TL 6 : perl.rte (U814193)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-1400.NASL
    description Will Drewry and Tavis Ormandy of the Google Security Team have discovered a UTF-8 related heap overflow in Perl's regular expression compiler, probably allowing attackers to execute arbitrary code by compiling specially crafted regular expressions.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 27804
    published 2007-11-07
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=27804
    title Debian DSA-1400-1 : perl - heap overflow
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_PERL-4665.NASL
    description This update fixes a buffer overflow in perl's regex engine. (CVE-2007-5116)
    last seen 2018-09-01
    modified 2012-05-17
    plugin id 29550
    published 2007-12-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=29550
    title SuSE 10 Security Update : perl (ZYPP Patch Number 4665)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2007-3255.NASL
    description Resolves CVE-2007-5116: perl regular expression UTF parsing errors Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2015-10-21
    plugin id 28191
    published 2007-11-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=28191
    title Fedora 7 : perl-5.8.8-26.fc7 (2007-3255)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_PERL-4675.NASL
    description This update fixes a buffer overflow in perl's regex engine. (CVE-2007-5116)
    last seen 2018-09-01
    modified 2014-06-13
    plugin id 28286
    published 2007-11-20
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=28286
    title openSUSE 10 Security Update : perl (perl-4675)
  • NASL family FreeBSD Local Security Checks
    NASL id FREEBSD_PKG_5B47C2798CB511DC88780016179B2DD5.NASL
    description Red Hat reports : A flaw was found in Perl's regular expression engine. Specially crafted input to a regular expression can cause Perl to improperly allocate memory, possibly resulting in arbitrary code running with the permissions of the user running Perl.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 27813
    published 2007-11-07
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=27813
    title FreeBSD : perl -- regular expressions unicode data buffer overflow (5b47c279-8cb5-11dc-8878-0016179b2dd5)
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20071105_PERL_ON_SL5_X.NASL
    description A flaw was found in Perl's regular expression engine. Specially crafted input to a regular expression can cause Perl to improperly allocate memory, possibly resulting in arbitrary code running with the permissions of the user running Perl. (CVE-2007-5116)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-07
    plugin id 60283
    published 2012-08-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=60283
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : perl on SL5.x i386/x86_64
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-552-1.NASL
    description It was discovered that Perl's regular expression library did not correctly handle certain UTF sequences. If a user or automated system were tricked into running a specially crafted regular expression, a remote attacker could crash the application or possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-28
    plugin id 29237
    published 2007-12-07
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=29237
    title Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : perl vulnerability (USN-552-1)
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20071105_PERL_ON_SL4_X.NASL
    description A flaw was found in Perl's regular expression engine. Specially crafted input to a regular expression can cause Perl to improperly allocate memory, possibly resulting in arbitrary code running with the permissions of the user running Perl. (CVE-2007-5116)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-07
    plugin id 60282
    published 2012-08-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=60282
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : perl on SL4.x, SL3.x i386/x86_64
oval via4
accepted 2013-04-29T04:07:35.977-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Aharon Chernin
    organization SCAP.com, LLC
  • name Dragos Prisaca
    organization G2, Inc.
definition_extensions
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11782
  • comment CentOS Linux 3.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16651
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11831
  • comment CentOS Linux 4.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16636
  • comment Oracle Linux 4.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15990
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11414
  • comment The operating system installed on the system is CentOS Linux 5.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15802
  • comment Oracle Linux 5.x
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15459
description Buffer overflow in the polymorphic opcode support in the Regular Expression Engine (regcomp.c) in Perl 5.8 allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code by switching from byte to Unicode (UTF) characters in a regular expression.
family unix
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10669
status accepted
submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
title Buffer overflow in the polymorphic opcode support in the Regular Expression Engine (regcomp.c) in Perl 5.8 allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code by switching from byte to Unicode (UTF) characters in a regular expression.
version 24
redhat via4
advisories
  • bugzilla
    id 323571
    title CVE-2007-5116 perl regular expression UTF parsing errors
    oval
    OR
    • AND
      • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 is installed
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060015001
      • OR
        • AND
          • comment perl is earlier than 2:5.8.0-97.EL3
            oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070966002
          • comment perl is signed with Red Hat master key
            oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070966003
        • AND
          • comment perl-CGI is earlier than 2:2.89-97.EL3
            oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070966010
          • comment perl-CGI is signed with Red Hat master key
            oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070966011
        • AND
          • comment perl-CPAN is earlier than 2:1.61-97.EL3
            oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070966006
          • comment perl-CPAN is signed with Red Hat master key
            oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070966007
        • AND
          • comment perl-DB_File is earlier than 2:1.806-97.EL3
            oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070966008
          • comment perl-DB_File is signed with Red Hat master key
            oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070966009
        • AND
          • comment perl-suidperl is earlier than 2:5.8.0-97.EL3
            oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070966004
          • comment perl-suidperl is signed with Red Hat master key
            oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070966005
    • AND
      • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 is installed
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20060016001
      • OR
        • AND
          • comment perl is earlier than 3:5.8.5-36.el4_5.2
            oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070966013
          • comment perl is signed with Red Hat master key
            oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070966003
        • AND
          • comment perl-suidperl is earlier than 3:5.8.5-36.el4_5.2
            oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070966014
          • comment perl-suidperl is signed with Red Hat master key
            oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070966005
    • AND
      • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is installed
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070055001
      • OR
        • AND
          • comment perl is earlier than 4:5.8.8-10.el5_0.2
            oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070966016
          • comment perl is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
            oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070966017
        • AND
          • comment perl-suidperl is earlier than 4:5.8.8-10.el5_0.2
            oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070966018
          • comment perl-suidperl is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
            oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070966019
    rhsa
    id RHSA-2007:0966
    released 2007-11-05
    severity Important
    title RHSA-2007:0966: perl security update (Important)
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2007:1011
rpms
  • perl-2:5.8.0-97.EL3
  • perl-CGI-2:2.89-97.EL3
  • perl-CPAN-2:1.61-97.EL3
  • perl-DB_File-2:1.806-97.EL3
  • perl-suidperl-2:5.8.0-97.EL3
  • perl-3:5.8.5-36.el4_5.2
  • perl-suidperl-3:5.8.5-36.el4_5.2
  • perl-4:5.8.8-10.el5_0.2
  • perl-suidperl-4:5.8.8-10.el5_0.2
refmap via4
aixapar
  • IZ10220
  • IZ10244
apple APPLE-SA-2007-12-17
bid 26350
bugtraq
  • 20071110 FLEA-2007-0063-1 perl
  • 20071112 FLEA-2007-0069-1 perl
  • 20080108 VMSA-2008-0001 Moderate OpenPegasus PAM Authentication Buffer Overflow and updated service console packages
  • 20080123 UPDATED VMSA-2008-0001.1 Moderate OpenPegasus PAM Authentication Buffer Overflow and updated service console packages
cert TA07-352A
confirm
debian DSA-1400
gentoo GLSA-200711-28
hp
  • HPSBTU02311
  • SSRT080001
mandriva MDKSA-2007:207
misc
mlist [Security-announce] 20080107 VMSA-2008-0001 Moderate OpenPegasus PAM Authentication Buffer Overflow and updated service console packages
openpkg OpenPKG-SA-2007.023
sectrack 1018899
secunia
  • 27479
  • 27515
  • 27531
  • 27546
  • 27548
  • 27570
  • 27613
  • 27756
  • 27936
  • 28167
  • 28368
  • 28387
  • 28993
  • 29074
  • 31208
sunalert
  • 1018985
  • 231524
  • 31524
suse SUSE-SR:2007:024
ubuntu USN-552-1
vupen
  • ADV-2007-3724
  • ADV-2007-4238
  • ADV-2007-4255
  • ADV-2008-0064
  • ADV-2008-0641
xf perl-unicode-bo(38270)
Last major update 07-03-2011 - 22:00
Published 07-11-2007 - 18:46
Last modified 15-10-2018 - 17:40
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