ID CVE-2008-1927
Summary Double free vulnerability in Perl 5.8.8 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and crash) via a crafted regular expression containing UTF8 characters. NOTE: this issue might only be present on certain operating systems.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Perl 5.8.8
    cpe:2.3:a:perl:perl:5.8.8
CVSS
Base: 5.0 (as of 24-04-2008 - 15:04)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-399
CAPEC
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
NONE NONE PARTIAL
nessus via4
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2008-0522.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. A specially crafted regular expression with Unicode characters could trigger a buffer overflow, causing Perl to crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Perl. (CVE-2008-1927) Users of perl are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-27
    plugin id 33155
    published 2008-06-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=33155
    title RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : perl (RHSA-2008:0522)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE9_12208.NASL
    description Specially crafted regular expressions could crash perl. (CVE-2008-1927) Additionally problem in the CGI module was fixed that could result in an endless loop if uploads were cancelled.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2012-04-23
    plugin id 41225
    published 2009-09-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=41225
    title SuSE9 Security Update : Perl (YOU Patch Number 12208)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_0_PERL-080715.NASL
    description Specially crafted regular expressions could crash perl (CVE-2008-1927). Insufficient symlink checks in the File::Path could result in wrong file permissions (CVE-2008-2827). Additionally problem in the CGI module was fixed that could result in an endless loop if uploads were cancelled.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-21
    plugin id 40104
    published 2009-07-21
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=40104
    title openSUSE Security Update : perl (perl-101)
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-200805-17.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200805-17 (Perl: Execution of arbitrary code) Tavis Ormandy and Will Drewry of the Google Security Team have reported a double free vulnerability when processing a crafted regular expression containing UTF-8 characters. Impact : A remote attacker could possibly exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service. Workaround : There is no known workaround at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-11
    plugin id 32415
    published 2008-05-22
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=32415
    title GLSA-200805-17 : Perl: Execution of arbitrary code
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2008-3392.NASL
    description - Tue Apr 29 2008 Marcela Maslanova - 4:5.8.8-39 - perl-5.8.8-CVE-2008-1927.patch - buffer overflow, when using unicode characters in regexp - Wed Mar 19 2008 Marcela Maslanova - 4:5.8.8-38 - 434865 upgrade Test::Simple - turn off test on loading Dummy in More.t, can't find module (path problem?) - 238581: careless use of gethostbyname() in Socket.xs - Thu Mar 13 2008 Marcela Maslanova - 4:5.8.8-37 - update CGI, because of broken upload method #431774 - Fri Feb 29 2008 Marcela Maslanova - 4:5.8.8-36 - remove conflicts perl-File-Temp. Use obsoletes. - Fri Feb 29 2008 Marcela Maslanova - 4:5.8.8-35 - upgrade Scalar::Util - possible fix for many bugs. Packages dependent on this module could work even with use of CPAN modules. 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 2016-05-05
    plugin id 32103
    published 2008-05-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=32103
    title Fedora 8 : perl-5.8.8-39.fc8 (2008-3392)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-700-2.NASL
    description USN-700-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Perl. Due to problems with the Ubuntu 8.04 build, some Perl .ph files were missing from the resulting update. This update fixes the problem. We apologize for the inconvenience. Jonathan Smith discovered that the Archive::Tar Perl module did not correctly handle symlinks when extracting archives. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted tar file, a remote attacker could over-write arbitrary files. (CVE-2007-4829) Tavis Ormandy and Will Drewry discovered that Perl did not correctly handle certain utf8 characters in regular expressions. If a user or automated system were tricked into using a specially crafted expression, a remote attacker could crash the application, leading to a denial of service. Ubuntu 8.10 was not affected by this issue. (CVE-2008-1927) A race condition was discovered in the File::Path Perl module's rmtree function. If a local attacker successfully raced another user's call of rmtree, they could create arbitrary setuid binaries. Ubuntu 6.06 and 8.10 were not affected by this issue. (CVE-2008-5302) A race condition was discovered in the File::Path Perl module's rmtree function. If a local attacker successfully raced another user's call of rmtree, they could delete arbitrary files. Ubuntu 6.06 was not affected by this issue. (CVE-2008-5303). 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 37746
    published 2009-04-23
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=37746
    title Ubuntu 8.04 LTS : perl regression (USN-700-2)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-700-1.NASL
    description Jonathan Smith discovered that the Archive::Tar Perl module did not correctly handle symlinks when extracting archives. If a user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted tar file, a remote attacker could over-write arbitrary files. (CVE-2007-4829) Tavis Ormandy and Will Drewry discovered that Perl did not correctly handle certain utf8 characters in regular expressions. If a user or automated system were tricked into using a specially crafted expression, a remote attacker could crash the application, leading to a denial of service. Ubuntu 8.10 was not affected by this issue. (CVE-2008-1927) A race condition was discovered in the File::Path Perl module's rmtree function. If a local attacker successfully raced another user's call of rmtree, they could create arbitrary setuid binaries. Ubuntu 6.06 and 8.10 were not affected by this issue. (CVE-2008-5302) A race condition was discovered in the File::Path Perl module's rmtree function. If a local attacker successfully raced another user's call of rmtree, they could delete arbitrary files. Ubuntu 6.06 was not affected by this issue. (CVE-2008-5303). 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 37888
    published 2009-04-23
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=37888
    title Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : libarchive-tar-perl, perl vulnerabilities (USN-700-1)
  • NASL family MacOS X Local Security Checks
    NASL id MACOSX_SECUPD2009-001.NASL
    description The remote host is running a version of Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.4 that does not have Security Update 2009-001 applied. This security update contains fixes for the following products : - AFP Server - Apple Pixlet Video - CarbonCore - CFNetwork - Certificate Assistant - ClamAV - CoreText - CUPS - DS Tools - fetchmail - Folder Manager - FSEvents - Network Time - perl - Printing - python - Remote Apple Events - Safari RSS - servermgrd - SMB - SquirrelMail - X11 - XTerm
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-16
    plugin id 35684
    published 2009-02-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=35684
    title Mac OS X Multiple Vulnerabilities (Security Update 2009-001)
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2008-0522.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. A specially crafted regular expression with Unicode characters could trigger a buffer overflow, causing Perl to crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Perl. (CVE-2008-1927) Users of perl are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 33171
    published 2008-06-16
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=33171
    title CentOS 3 / 4 / 5 : perl (CESA-2008:0522)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_PERL-5443.NASL
    description Specially crafted regular expressions could crash perl (CVE-2008-1927). Additionally problem in the CGI module was fixed that could result in an endless loop if uploads were cancelled.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2014-06-13
    plugin id 34040
    published 2008-08-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=34040
    title openSUSE 10 Security Update : perl (perl-5443)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2008-3399.NASL
    description - Tue Apr 29 2008 Marcela Maslanova - 4:5.8.8-29 - CVE-2008-1927 buffer overflow, when unicode character is used. - Thu Jan 31 2008 Tom 'spot' Callaway - 4:5.8.8-28 - create /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.8/auto and own it in base perl (resolves bugzilla 214580) - Mon Nov 26 2007 Tom 'spot' Callaway - 4:5.8.8-27 - break dep loop, fix bugzilla 397881 - Mon Nov 12 2007 Tom 'spot' Callaway - 4:5.8.8-26 - fix for CVE-2007-5116 - Thu Oct 25 2007 Tom 'spot' Callaway - 4:5.8.8-25 - patch from perl bug 24254, fix for RH bz 114271 - Mon Oct 1 2007 Tom 'spot' Callaway - 4:5.8.8-24 - update DB_File to 1.815 - Sat Aug 18 2007 Stepan Kasal - 4:5.8.8-23 - Remove unnnecessary parens from the License tags. - Sat Aug 18 2007 Stepan Kasal - 4:5.8.8-22 - Fix the License: tags. - Fri Aug 17 2007 Stepan Kasal - 4:5.8.8-21 - Apply patch to skip hostname tests, since hostname lookup isn't available in Fedora buildroots by design. - Fri Aug 17 2007 Stepan Kasal - 4:5.8.8-20 - perl rpm requires the corresponding version of perl-libs rpm - Resolves: rhbz#240540 - Fri Jun 22 2007 Robin Norwood - 4:5.8.8-19 - Resolves: rhbz#196836 - Apply upstream patch #28775, which fixes an issue where reblessing overloaded objects incurs significant performance penalty 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 2016-05-05
    plugin id 32105
    published 2008-05-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=32105
    title Fedora 7 : perl-5.8.8-29.fc7 (2008-3399)
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRIVA_MDVSA-2008-100.NASL
    description A double free vulnerability in Perl 5.8.8 and earlier versions, allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and crash) via a crafted regular expression containing UTF8 characters. The updated packages have been patched to prevent this.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 37868
    published 2009-04-23
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=37868
    title Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : perl (MDVSA-2008:100)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2008-0522.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0522 : 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. A specially crafted regular expression with Unicode characters could trigger a buffer overflow, causing Perl to crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Perl. (CVE-2008-1927) Users of perl are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-05-06
    plugin id 67707
    published 2013-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=67707
    title Oracle Linux 3 / 4 / 5 : perl (ELSA-2008-0522)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_PERL-5444.NASL
    description Specially crafted regular expressions could crash perl. (CVE-2008-1927) Additionally problem in the CGI module was fixed that could result in an endless loop if uploads were cancelled.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2012-05-17
    plugin id 34041
    published 2008-08-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=34041
    title SuSE 10 Security Update : Perl (ZYPP Patch Number 5444)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-1556.NASL
    description It has been discovered that the Perl interpreter may encounter a buffer overflow condition when compiling certain regular expressions containing Unicode characters. This also happens if the offending characters are contained in a variable reference protected by the \Q...\E quoting construct. When encountering this condition, the Perl interpreter typically crashes, but arbitrary code execution cannot be ruled out.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 32057
    published 2008-04-28
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=32057
    title Debian DSA-1556-2 : perl - heap buffer overflow
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20080611_PERL_ON_SL3_X.NASL
    description A flaw was found in Perl's regular expression engine. A specially crafted regular expression with Unicode characters could trigger a buffer overflow, causing Perl to crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Perl. (CVE-2008-1927)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-07
    plugin id 60421
    published 2012-08-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=60421
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : perl on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64
  • NASL family VMware ESX Local Security Checks
    NASL id VMWARE_VMSA-2008-0013.NASL
    description I Security Issues a. OpenSSL Binaries Updated This fix updates the third-party OpenSSL library. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2007-3108 and CVE-2007-5135 to the issues addressed by this update. II Service Console rpm updates a. net-snmp Security update This fix upgrades the service console rpm for net-snmp to version net-snmp-5.0.9-2.30E.24. Note: this update is relevant for ESX 3.0.3. The initial advisory incorrectly stated that this update was present in ESX 3.0.3 when it was released on August 8, 2008. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2008-2292 and CVE-2008-0960 to the issues addressed in net-snmp-5.0.9-2.30E.24. b. perl Security update This fix upgrades the service console rpm for perl to version perl-5.8.0-98.EL3. Note: this update is relevant for ESX 3.0.3. The initial advisory incorrectly stated that this update was present in ESX 3.0.3 when it was released on August 8, 2008. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2008-1927 to the issue addressed in perl-5.8.0-98.EL3.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-06
    plugin id 40381
    published 2009-07-27
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=40381
    title VMSA-2008-0013 : Updated ESX packages for OpenSSL, net-snmp, perl
oval via4
accepted 2013-04-29T04:06:50.584-04:00
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 Double free vulnerability in Perl 5.8.8 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and crash) via a crafted regular expression containing UTF8 characters. NOTE: this issue might only be present on certain operating systems.
family unix
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10579
status accepted
submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
title Double free vulnerability in Perl 5.8.8 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and crash) via a crafted regular expression containing UTF8 characters. NOTE: this issue might only be present on certain operating systems.
version 24
redhat via4
advisories
  • bugzilla
    id 443928
    title CVE-2008-1927 perl: heap corruption by regular expressions with utf8 characters
    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 2:5.8.0-98.EL3
            oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080522002
          • comment perl is signed with Red Hat master key
            oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070966003
        • AND
          • comment perl-CGI is earlier than 2:2.89-98.EL3
            oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080522008
          • comment perl-CGI is signed with Red Hat master key
            oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070966011
        • AND
          • comment perl-CPAN is earlier than 2:1.61-98.EL3
            oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080522006
          • 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 2:1.806-98.EL3
            oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080522010
          • 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 2:5.8.0-98.EL3
            oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080522004
          • 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_6.3
            oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080522013
          • 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_6.3
            oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080522014
          • 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_2.3
            oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080522016
          • 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_2.3
            oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20080522018
          • comment perl-suidperl is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease key
            oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20070966019
    rhsa
    id RHSA-2008:0522
    released 2008-06-11
    severity Important
    title RHSA-2008:0522: perl security update (Important)
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2008:0532
rpms
  • perl-2:5.8.0-98.EL3
  • perl-CGI-2:2.89-98.EL3
  • perl-CPAN-2:1.61-98.EL3
  • perl-DB_File-2:1.806-98.EL3
  • perl-suidperl-2:5.8.0-98.EL3
  • perl-3:5.8.5-36.el4_6.3
  • perl-suidperl-3:5.8.5-36.el4_6.3
  • perl-4:5.8.8-10.el5_2.3
  • perl-suidperl-4:5.8.8-10.el5_2.3
refmap via4
apple APPLE-SA-2009-02-12
bid 28928
bugtraq 20090120 rPSA-2009-0011-1 perl
confirm
debian DSA-1556
fedora
  • FEDORA-2008-3392
  • FEDORA-2008-3399
gentoo GLSA-200805-17
mandriva MDVSA-2008:100
misc http://rt.perl.org/rt3/Public/Bug/Display.html?id=48156
osvdb 44588
sectrack 1020253
secunia
  • 29948
  • 30025
  • 30326
  • 30624
  • 31208
  • 31328
  • 31467
  • 31604
  • 31687
  • 33314
  • 33937
suse SUSE-SR:2008:017
ubuntu
  • USN-700-1
  • USN-700-2
vupen
  • ADV-2008-2265
  • ADV-2008-2361
  • ADV-2008-2424
  • ADV-2009-0422
xf perl-utf8-dos(41996)
Last major update 07-03-2011 - 22:08
Published 24-04-2008 - 01:05
Last modified 11-10-2018 - 16:37
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