ID CVE-2011-1487
Summary The (1) lc, (2) lcfirst, (3) uc, and (4) ucfirst functions in Perl 5.10.x, 5.11.x, and 5.12.x through 5.12.3, and 5.13.x through 5.13.11, do not apply the taint attribute to the return value upon processing tainted input, which might allow context-dependent attackers to bypass the taint protection mechanism via a crafted string.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Perl 5.10.0
    cpe:2.3:a:perl:perl:5.10.0
  • Perl 5.10.0 Release Candidate 1
    cpe:2.3:a:perl:perl:5.10.0:rc1
  • Perl 5.10.0 Release Candidate 2
    cpe:2.3:a:perl:perl:5.10.0:rc2
  • Perl 5.10.1
    cpe:2.3:a:perl:perl:5.10.1
  • Perl 5.10.1 Release Candidate 1
    cpe:2.3:a:perl:perl:5.10.1:rc1
  • Perl 5.10.1 Release Candidate 2
    cpe:2.3:a:perl:perl:5.10.1:rc2
  • Perl 5.13.0
    cpe:2.3:a:perl:perl:5.13.0
  • Perl 5.13.1
    cpe:2.3:a:perl:perl:5.13.1
  • Perl 5.13.2
    cpe:2.3:a:perl:perl:5.13.2
  • Perl 5.13.3
    cpe:2.3:a:perl:perl:5.13.3
  • Perl 5.13.4
    cpe:2.3:a:perl:perl:5.13.4
  • Perl 5.13.5
    cpe:2.3:a:perl:perl:5.13.5
  • Perl 5.13.6
    cpe:2.3:a:perl:perl:5.13.6
  • Perl 5.13.7
    cpe:2.3:a:perl:perl:5.13.7
  • Perl 5.13.8
    cpe:2.3:a:perl:perl:5.13.8
  • Perl 5.13.9
    cpe:2.3:a:perl:perl:5.13.9
  • Perl 5.13.10
    cpe:2.3:a:perl:perl:5.13.10
  • Perl 5.13.11
    cpe:2.3:a:perl:perl:5.13.11
  • Perl perl 5.11.1
    cpe:2.3:a:perl:perl:5.11.1
  • Perl 5.11.0
    cpe:2.3:a:perl:perl:5.11.0
  • Perl 5.11.2
    cpe:2.3:a:perl:perl:5.11.2
  • Perl 5.11.3
    cpe:2.3:a:perl:perl:5.11.3
  • Perl 5.11.4
    cpe:2.3:a:perl:perl:5.11.4
  • Perl 5.11.5
    cpe:2.3:a:perl:perl:5.11.5
  • Perl 5.12.0
    cpe:2.3:a:perl:perl:5.12.0
  • Perl 5.12.0 Release Candidate 0
    cpe:2.3:a:perl:perl:5.12.0:rc0
  • Perl 5.12.0 Release Candidate 1
    cpe:2.3:a:perl:perl:5.12.0:rc1
  • Perl 5.12.0 Release Candidate 2
    cpe:2.3:a:perl:perl:5.12.0:rc2
  • Perl 5.12.0 Release Candidate 3
    cpe:2.3:a:perl:perl:5.12.0:rc3
  • Perl 5.12.0 Release Candidate 5
    cpe:2.3:a:perl:perl:5.12.0:rc5
  • Perl 5.12.1
    cpe:2.3:a:perl:perl:5.12.1
  • Perl 5.12.0 Release Candidate 4
    cpe:2.3:a:perl:perl:5.12.0:rc4
  • Perl 5.12.1 Release Candidate 1
    cpe:2.3:a:perl:perl:5.12.1:rc1
  • Perl 5.12.3
    cpe:2.3:a:perl:perl:5.12.3
  • Perl 5.12.3 Release Candidate 1
    cpe:2.3:a:perl:perl:5.12.3:rc1
  • Perl 5.12.3 Release Candidate 2
    cpe:2.3:a:perl:perl:5.12.3:rc2
  • Perl 5.12.3 Release Candidate 3
    cpe:2.3:a:perl:perl:5.12.3:rc3
  • Perl 5.12.2 Release Candidate 1
    cpe:2.3:a:perl:perl:5.12.2:rc1
  • Perl 5.12.1 Release Candidate 2
    cpe:2.3:a:perl:perl:5.12.1:rc2
  • Perl 5.12.2
    cpe:2.3:a:perl:perl:5.12.2
CVSS
Base: 5.0 (as of 12-04-2011 - 09:17)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-264
CAPEC
  • Accessing, Modifying or Executing Executable Files
    An attack of this type exploits a system's configuration that allows an attacker to either directly access an executable file, for example through shell access; or in a possible worst case allows an attacker to upload a file and then execute it. Web servers, ftp servers, and message oriented middleware systems which have many integration points are particularly vulnerable, because both the programmers and the administrators must be in synch regarding the interfaces and the correct privileges for each interface.
  • Leverage Executable Code in Non-Executable Files
    An attack of this type exploits a system's trust in configuration and resource files, when the executable loads the resource (such as an image file or configuration file) the attacker has modified the file to either execute malicious code directly or manipulate the target process (e.g. application server) to execute based on the malicious configuration parameters. Since systems are increasingly interrelated mashing up resources from local and remote sources the possibility of this attack occurring is high. The attack can be directed at a client system, such as causing buffer overrun through loading seemingly benign image files, as in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-028 where specially crafted JPEG files could cause a buffer overrun once loaded into the browser. Another example targets clients reading pdf files. In this case the attacker simply appends javascript to the end of a legitimate url for a pdf (http://www.gnucitizen.org/blog/danger-danger-danger/) http://path/to/pdf/file.pdf#whatever_name_you_want=javascript:your_code_here The client assumes that they are reading a pdf, but the attacker has modified the resource and loaded executable javascript into the client's browser process. The attack can also target server processes. The attacker edits the resource or configuration file, for example a web.xml file used to configure security permissions for a J2EE app server, adding role name "public" grants all users with the public role the ability to use the administration functionality. The server trusts its configuration file to be correct, but when they are manipulated, the attacker gains full control.
  • Blue Boxing
    This type of attack against older telephone switches and trunks has been around for decades. A tone is sent by an adversary to impersonate a supervisor signal which has the effect of rerouting or usurping command of the line. While the US infrastructure proper may not contain widespread vulnerabilities to this type of attack, many companies are connected globally through call centers and business process outsourcing. These international systems may be operated in countries which have not upgraded Telco infrastructure and so are vulnerable to Blue boxing. Blue boxing is a result of failure on the part of the system to enforce strong authorization for administrative functions. While the infrastructure is different than standard current applications like web applications, there are historical lessons to be learned to upgrade the access control for administrative functions.
  • Restful Privilege Elevation
    Rest uses standard HTTP (Get, Put, Delete) style permissions methods, but these are not necessarily correlated generally with back end programs. Strict interpretation of HTTP get methods means that these HTTP Get services should not be used to delete information on the server, but there is no access control mechanism to back up this logic. This means that unless the services are properly ACL'd and the application's service implementation are following these guidelines then an HTTP request can easily execute a delete or update on the server side. The attacker identifies a HTTP Get URL such as http://victimsite/updateOrder, which calls out to a program to update orders on a database or other resource. The URL is not idempotent so the request can be submitted multiple times by the attacker, additionally, the attacker may be able to exploit the URL published as a Get method that actually performs updates (instead of merely retrieving data). This may result in malicious or inadvertent altering of data on the server.
  • Target Programs with Elevated Privileges
    This attack targets programs running with elevated privileges. The attacker would try to leverage a bug in the running program and get arbitrary code to execute with elevated privileges. For instance an attacker would look for programs that write to the system directories or registry keys (such as HKLM, which stores a number of critical Windows environment variables). These programs are typically running with elevated privileges and have usually not been designed with security in mind. Such programs are excellent exploit targets because they yield lots of power when they break. The malicious user try to execute its code at the same level as a privileged system call.
  • Manipulating Input to File System Calls
    An attacker manipulates inputs to the target software which the target software passes to file system calls in the OS. The goal is to gain access to, and perhaps modify, areas of the file system that the target software did not intend to be accessible.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
NONE PARTIAL NONE
exploit-db via4
description Perl 5.x 'lc()' and 'uc()' Functions TAINT Mode Protection Security Bypass Weakness. CVE-2011-1487 . Remote exploit for linux platform
id EDB-ID:35554
last seen 2016-02-04
modified 2011-03-30
published 2011-03-30
reporter mmartinec
source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/35554/
title Perl 5.x - 'lc' and 'uc' Functions TAINT Mode Protection Security Bypass Weakness
nessus via4
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-2265.NASL
    description Mark Martinec discovered that Perl incorrectly clears the tainted flag on values returned by case conversion functions such as 'lc'. This may expose preexisting vulnerabilities in applications which use these functions while processing untrusted input. No such applications are known at this stage. Such applications will cease to work when this security update is applied because taint checks are designed to prevent such unsafe use of untrusted input data.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 55280
    published 2011-06-21
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=55280
    title Debian DSA-2265-1 : perl - lack of tainted flag propagation
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRIVA_MDVSA-2011-091.NASL
    description A vulnerability has been found and corrected in perl : The (1) lc, (2) lcfirst, (3) uc, and (4) ucfirst functions in Perl 5.10.x, 5.11.x, and 5.12.x through 5.12.3, and 5.13.x through 5.13.11, do not apply the taint attribute to the return value upon processing tainted input, which might allow context-dependent attackers to bypass the taint protection mechanism via a crafted string (CVE-2011-1487). Packages for 2009.0 are provided as of the Extended Maintenance Program. Please visit this link to learn more: http://store.mandriva.com/product_info.php?cPath=149 products_id=490 The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-02
    plugin id 54577
    published 2011-05-19
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=54577
    title Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : perl (MDVSA-2011:091)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2011-4631.NASL
    description Security bug: lc launder tainted data http://rt.perl.org/rt3/Public/Bug/Display.html?id=87336 Cwd.so should go the subpackage. 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 2018-12-24
    plugin id 53453
    published 2011-04-18
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=53453
    title Fedora 15 : perl-5.12.3-156.fc15 (2011-4631)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_PERL-110506.NASL
    description This update fixes a bug in Perl that makes spamassassin crash and does not allow bypassing taint mode by using lc() or uc() anymore. - CVE-2010-4777: CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) - CVE-2011-1487: CVSS v2 Base Score: 2.6 (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N): Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-21
    plugin id 53892
    published 2011-05-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=53892
    title SuSE 11.1 Security Update : Perl (SAT Patch Number 4499)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2011-4610.NASL
    description Security bug: lc launder tainted data http://rt.perl.org/rt3/Public/Bug/Display.html?id=87336 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 2018-12-24
    plugin id 53406
    published 2011-04-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=53406
    title Fedora 14 : perl-5.12.3-143.fc14 (2011-4610)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_PERL-7508.NASL
    description This update fixes a bug in perl that allowed bypassing taint mode by using lc() or uc(). CVE-2011-1487: CVSS v2 Base Score: 2.6 (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N): Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control. (CWE-264)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-22
    plugin id 53894
    published 2011-05-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=53894
    title SuSE 10 Security Update : Perl (ZYPP Patch Number 7508)
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20110519_PERL_ON_SL6_X.NASL
    description Perl is a high-level programming language commonly used for system administration utilities and web programming. The Perl CGI module provides resources for preparing and processing Common Gateway Interface (CGI) based HTTP requests and responses. It was found that the Perl CGI module used a hard-coded value for the MIME boundary string in multipart/x-mixed-replace content. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to conduct an HTTP response splitting attack via a specially crafted HTTP request. (CVE-2010-2761) A CRLF injection flaw was found in the way the Perl CGI module processed a sequence of non-whitespace preceded by newline characters in the header. A remote attacker could use this flaw to conduct an HTTP response splitting attack via a specially crafted sequence of characters provided to the CGI module. (CVE-2010-4410) It was found that certain Perl string manipulation functions (such as uc() and lc()) failed to preserve the taint bit. A remote attacker could use this flaw to bypass the Perl taint mode protection mechanism in scripts that use the affected functions to process tainted input. (CVE-2011-1487) These packages upgrade the CGI module to version 3.51. Refer to the CGI module's Changes file, linked to in the References, for a full list of changes. This update also fixes the following bugs : - When using the 'threads' module, an attempt to send a signal to a thread that did not have a signal handler specified caused the perl interpreter to terminate unexpectedly with a segmentation fault. With this update, the 'threads' module has been updated to upstream version 1.82, which fixes this bug. As a result, sending a signal to a thread that does not have the signal handler specified no longer causes perl to cras - Prior to this update, the perl packages did not require the Digest::SHA module as a dependency. Consequent to this, when a user started the cpan command line interface and attempted to download a distribution from CPAN, they may have been presented with the following message : CPAN: checksum security checks disabled because Digest::SHA not installed. Please consider installing the Digest::SHA module. This update corrects the spec file for the perl package to require the perl-Digest-SHA package as a dependency, and cpan no longer displays the above message. - When using the 'threads' module, continual creation and destruction of threads could cause the Perl program to consume an increasing amount of memory. With this update, the underlying source code has been corrected to free the allocated memory when a thread is destroyed, and the continual creation and destruction of threads in Perl programs no longer leads to memory leaks. - Due to a packaging error, the perl packages did not include the 'NDBM_File' module. This update corrects this error, and 'NDBM_File' is now included as expected. - Prior to this update, the prove(1) manual page and the 'prove --help' command listed '--fork' as a valid command line option. However, version 3.17 of the Test::Harness distribution removed the support for the fork-based parallel testing, and the prove utility thus no longer supports this option. This update corrects both the manual page and the output of the 'prove --help' command, so that '--fork' is no longer included in the list of available command line options. Users of Perl, especially those of Perl threads, are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which correct these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2014-08-18
    plugin id 61044
    published 2012-08-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=61044
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : perl on SL6.x i386/x86_64
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_PERL-7507.NASL
    description This update fixes a bug in perl that allowed bypassing taint mode by using lc() or uc(). CVE-2011-1487: CVSS v2 Base Score: 2.6 (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N): Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control. (CWE-264)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-22
    plugin id 57240
    published 2011-12-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=57240
    title SuSE 10 Security Update : Perl (ZYPP Patch Number 7507)
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-201311-17.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201311-17 (Perl: Multiple vulnerabilities) Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Perl. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details. Impact : A local attacker could cause a Denial of Service condition or perform symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running the application. A context-dependent attacker could cause a Denial of Service condition. Workaround : There is no known workaround at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-12
    plugin id 71119
    published 2013-11-29
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=71119
    title GLSA-201311-17 : Perl: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_4_PERL-110506.NASL
    description This update fixes a bug in perl that makes spamassassin crash and does not allow bypassing taint mode by using lc() or uc() anymore. - CVE-2010-4777: CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) - CVE-2011-1487: CVSS v2 Base Score: 2.6 (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N): Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 75993
    published 2014-06-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=75993
    title openSUSE Security Update : perl (openSUSE-SU-2011:0479-1)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2011-4918.NASL
    description Security bug: lc launder tainted data http://rt.perl.org/rt3/Public/Bug/Display.html?id=87336 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 2018-12-24
    plugin id 53541
    published 2011-04-25
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=53541
    title Fedora 13 : perl-5.10.1-123.fc13 (2011-4918)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_2_PERL-110506.NASL
    description This update fixes a bug in perl that makes spamassassin crash and does not allow bypassing taint mode by using lc() or uc() anymore. - CVE-2010-4777: CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) - CVE-2011-1487: CVSS v2 Base Score: 2.6 (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N): Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 53887
    published 2011-05-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=53887
    title openSUSE Security Update : perl (openSUSE-SU-2011:0479-1)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-1129-1.NASL
    description It was discovered that the Safe.pm Perl module incorrectly handled Safe::reval and Safe::rdo access restrictions. An attacker could use this flaw to bypass intended restrictions and possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2010-1168, CVE-2010-1447) It was discovered that the CGI.pm Perl module incorrectly handled certain MIME boundary strings. An attacker could use this flaw to inject arbitrary HTTP headers and perform HTTP response splitting and cross-site scripting attacks. This issue only affected Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, 8.04 LTS, 10.04 LTS and 10.10. (CVE-2010-2761, CVE-2010-4411) It was discovered that the CGI.pm Perl module incorrectly handled newline characters. An attacker could use this flaw to inject arbitrary HTTP headers and perform HTTP response splitting and cross-site scripting attacks. This issue only affected Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, 8.04 LTS, 10.04 LTS and 10.10. (CVE-2010-4410) It was discovered that the lc, lcfirst, uc, and ucfirst functions did not properly apply the taint attribute when processing tainted input. An attacker could use this flaw to bypass intended restrictions. This issue only affected Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, 10.04 LTS and 10.10. (CVE-2011-1487). 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 2018-12-01
    plugin id 55090
    published 2011-06-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=55090
    title Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : perl vulnerabilities (USN-1129-1)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_3_PERL-110506.NASL
    description This update fixes a bug in perl that makes spamassassin crash and does not allow bypassing taint mode by using lc() or uc() anymore. - CVE-2010-4777: CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) - CVE-2011-1487: CVSS v2 Base Score: 2.6 (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N): Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 75706
    published 2014-06-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=75706
    title openSUSE Security Update : perl (openSUSE-SU-2011:0479-1)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2011-0558.NASL
    description Updated perl packages that fix three security issues and several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section. Perl is a high-level programming language commonly used for system administration utilities and web programming. The Perl CGI module provides resources for preparing and processing Common Gateway Interface (CGI) based HTTP requests and responses. It was found that the Perl CGI module used a hard-coded value for the MIME boundary string in multipart/x-mixed-replace content. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to conduct an HTTP response splitting attack via a specially crafted HTTP request. (CVE-2010-2761) A CRLF injection flaw was found in the way the Perl CGI module processed a sequence of non-whitespace preceded by newline characters in the header. A remote attacker could use this flaw to conduct an HTTP response splitting attack via a specially crafted sequence of characters provided to the CGI module. (CVE-2010-4410) It was found that certain Perl string manipulation functions (such as uc() and lc()) failed to preserve the taint bit. A remote attacker could use this flaw to bypass the Perl taint mode protection mechanism in scripts that use the affected functions to process tainted input. (CVE-2011-1487) These packages upgrade the CGI module to version 3.51. Refer to the CGI module's Changes file, linked to in the References, for a full list of changes. This update also fixes the following bugs: * When using the "threads" module, an attempt to send a signal to a thread that did not have a signal handler specified caused the perl interpreter to terminate unexpectedly with a segmentation fault. With this update, the "threads" module has been updated to upstream version 1.82, which fixes this bug. As a result, sending a signal to a thread that does not have the signal handler specified no longer causes perl to crash. (BZ#626330) * Prior to this update, the perl packages did not require the Digest::SHA module as a dependency. Consequent to this, when a user started the cpan command line interface and attempted to download a distribution from CPAN, they may have been presented with the following message: CPAN: checksum security checks disabled because Digest::SHA not installed. Please consider installing the Digest::SHA module. This update corrects the spec file for the perl package to require the perl-Digest-SHA package as a dependency, and cpan no longer displays the above message. (BZ#640716) * When using the "threads" module, continual creation and destruction of threads could cause the Perl program to consume an increasing amount of memory. With this update, the underlying source code has been corrected to free the allocated memory when a thread is destroyed, and the continual creation and destruction of threads in Perl programs no longer leads to memory leaks. (BZ#640720) * Due to a packaging error, the perl packages did not include the "NDBM_File" module. This update corrects this error, and "NDBM_File" is now included as expected. (BZ#640729) * Prior to this update, the prove(1) manual page and the "prove --help" command listed "--fork" as a valid command line option. However, version 3.17 of the Test::Harness distribution removed the support for the fork-based parallel testing, and the prove utility thus no longer supports this option. This update corrects both the manual page and the output of the "prove --help" command, so that "--fork" is no longer included in the list of available command line options. (BZ#609492) Users of Perl, especially those of Perl threads, are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which correct these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-09-17
    plugin id 54593
    published 2011-05-20
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=54593
    title RHSA-2011-0558: perl
redhat via4
advisories
bugzilla
id 692898
title CVE-2011-1487 perl: lc(), uc() routines are laundering tainted data
oval
AND
  • OR
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Client is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100842001
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100842002
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Workstation is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100842003
    • comment Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 ComputeNode is installed
      oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20100842004
  • OR
    • AND
      • comment perl is earlier than 4:5.10.1-119.el6
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558005
      • comment perl is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558006
    • AND
      • comment perl-Archive-Extract is earlier than 1:0.38-119.el6
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558083
      • comment perl-Archive-Extract is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558084
    • AND
      • comment perl-Archive-Tar is earlier than 0:1.58-119.el6
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558017
      • comment perl-Archive-Tar is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558018
    • AND
      • comment perl-CGI is earlier than 0:3.51-119.el6
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558071
      • comment perl-CGI is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558072
    • AND
      • comment perl-CPAN is earlier than 0:1.9402-119.el6
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558067
      • comment perl-CPAN is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558068
    • AND
      • comment perl-CPANPLUS is earlier than 0:0.88-119.el6
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558081
      • comment perl-CPANPLUS is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558082
    • AND
      • comment perl-Compress-Raw-Zlib is earlier than 0:2.023-119.el6
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558055
      • comment perl-Compress-Raw-Zlib is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558056
    • AND
      • comment perl-Compress-Zlib is earlier than 0:2.020-119.el6
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558065
      • comment perl-Compress-Zlib is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558066
    • AND
      • comment perl-Digest-SHA is earlier than 1:5.47-119.el6
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558025
      • comment perl-Digest-SHA is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558026
    • AND
      • comment perl-ExtUtils-CBuilder is earlier than 1:0.27-119.el6
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558029
      • comment perl-ExtUtils-CBuilder is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558030
    • AND
      • comment perl-ExtUtils-Embed is earlier than 0:1.28-119.el6
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558075
      • comment perl-ExtUtils-Embed is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558076
    • AND
      • comment perl-ExtUtils-MakeMaker is earlier than 0:6.55-119.el6
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558073
      • comment perl-ExtUtils-MakeMaker is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558074
    • AND
      • comment perl-ExtUtils-ParseXS is earlier than 1:2.2003.0-119.el6
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558031
      • comment perl-ExtUtils-ParseXS is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558032
    • AND
      • comment perl-File-Fetch is earlier than 0:0.26-119.el6
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558079
      • comment perl-File-Fetch is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558080
    • AND
      • comment perl-IO-Compress-Base is earlier than 0:2.020-119.el6
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558045
      • comment perl-IO-Compress-Base is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558046
    • AND
      • comment perl-IO-Compress-Zlib is earlier than 0:2.020-119.el6
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558057
      • comment perl-IO-Compress-Zlib is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558058
    • AND
      • comment perl-IO-Zlib is earlier than 1:1.09-119.el6
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558051
      • comment perl-IO-Zlib is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558052
    • AND
      • comment perl-IPC-Cmd is earlier than 1:0.56-119.el6
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558015
      • comment perl-IPC-Cmd is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558016
    • AND
      • comment perl-Locale-Maketext-Simple is earlier than 1:0.18-119.el6
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558047
      • comment perl-Locale-Maketext-Simple is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558048
    • AND
      • comment perl-Log-Message is earlier than 1:0.02-119.el6
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558069
      • comment perl-Log-Message is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558070
    • AND
      • comment perl-Log-Message-Simple is earlier than 0:0.04-119.el6
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558087
      • comment perl-Log-Message-Simple is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558088
    • AND
      • comment perl-Module-Build is earlier than 1:0.3500-119.el6
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558021
      • comment perl-Module-Build is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558022
    • AND
      • comment perl-Module-CoreList is earlier than 0:2.18-119.el6
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558059
      • comment perl-Module-CoreList is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558060
    • AND
      • comment perl-Module-Load is earlier than 1:0.16-119.el6
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558037
      • comment perl-Module-Load is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558038
    • AND
      • comment perl-Module-Load-Conditional is earlier than 0:0.30-119.el6
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558007
      • comment perl-Module-Load-Conditional is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558008
    • AND
      • comment perl-Module-Loaded is earlier than 1:0.02-119.el6
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558009
      • comment perl-Module-Loaded is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558010
    • AND
      • comment perl-Module-Pluggable is earlier than 1:3.90-119.el6
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558085
      • comment perl-Module-Pluggable is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558086
    • AND
      • comment perl-Object-Accessor is earlier than 1:0.34-119.el6
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558043
      • comment perl-Object-Accessor is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558044
    • AND
      • comment perl-Package-Constants is earlier than 1:0.02-119.el6
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558089
      • comment perl-Package-Constants is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558090
    • AND
      • comment perl-Params-Check is earlier than 1:0.26-119.el6
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558027
      • comment perl-Params-Check is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558028
    • AND
      • comment perl-Parse-CPAN-Meta is earlier than 1:1.40-119.el6
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558053
      • comment perl-Parse-CPAN-Meta is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558054
    • AND
      • comment perl-Pod-Escapes is earlier than 1:1.04-119.el6
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558033
      • comment perl-Pod-Escapes is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558034
    • AND
      • comment perl-Pod-Simple is earlier than 1:3.13-119.el6
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558041
      • comment perl-Pod-Simple is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558042
    • AND
      • comment perl-Term-UI is earlier than 0:0.20-119.el6
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558049
      • comment perl-Term-UI is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558050
    • AND
      • comment perl-Test-Harness is earlier than 0:3.17-119.el6
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558011
      • comment perl-Test-Harness is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558012
    • AND
      • comment perl-Test-Simple is earlier than 0:0.92-119.el6
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558013
      • comment perl-Test-Simple is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558014
    • AND
      • comment perl-Time-HiRes is earlier than 4:1.9721-119.el6
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558019
      • comment perl-Time-HiRes is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558020
    • AND
      • comment perl-Time-Piece is earlier than 0:1.15-119.el6
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558035
      • comment perl-Time-Piece is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558036
    • AND
      • comment perl-core is earlier than 0:5.10.1-119.el6
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558091
      • comment perl-core is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558092
    • AND
      • comment perl-devel is earlier than 4:5.10.1-119.el6
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558039
      • comment perl-devel is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558040
    • AND
      • comment perl-libs is earlier than 4:5.10.1-119.el6
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558077
      • comment perl-libs is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558078
    • AND
      • comment perl-parent is earlier than 1:0.221-119.el6
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558063
      • comment perl-parent is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558064
    • AND
      • comment perl-suidperl is earlier than 4:5.10.1-119.el6
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558061
      • comment perl-suidperl is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558062
    • AND
      • comment perl-version is earlier than 3:0.77-119.el6
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558023
      • comment perl-version is signed with Red Hat redhatrelease2 key
        oval oval:com.redhat.rhsa:tst:20110558024
rhsa
id RHSA-2011:0558
released 2011-05-19
severity Moderate
title RHSA-2011:0558: perl security and bug fix update (Moderate)
rpms
  • perl-4:5.10.1-119.el6
  • perl-Archive-Extract-1:0.38-119.el6
  • perl-Archive-Tar-0:1.58-119.el6
  • perl-CGI-0:3.51-119.el6
  • perl-CPAN-0:1.9402-119.el6
  • perl-CPANPLUS-0:0.88-119.el6
  • perl-Compress-Raw-Zlib-0:2.023-119.el6
  • perl-Compress-Zlib-0:2.020-119.el6
  • perl-Digest-SHA-1:5.47-119.el6
  • perl-ExtUtils-CBuilder-1:0.27-119.el6
  • perl-ExtUtils-Embed-0:1.28-119.el6
  • perl-ExtUtils-MakeMaker-0:6.55-119.el6
  • perl-ExtUtils-ParseXS-1:2.2003.0-119.el6
  • perl-File-Fetch-0:0.26-119.el6
  • perl-IO-Compress-Base-0:2.020-119.el6
  • perl-IO-Compress-Zlib-0:2.020-119.el6
  • perl-IO-Zlib-1:1.09-119.el6
  • perl-IPC-Cmd-1:0.56-119.el6
  • perl-Locale-Maketext-Simple-1:0.18-119.el6
  • perl-Log-Message-1:0.02-119.el6
  • perl-Log-Message-Simple-0:0.04-119.el6
  • perl-Module-Build-1:0.3500-119.el6
  • perl-Module-CoreList-0:2.18-119.el6
  • perl-Module-Load-1:0.16-119.el6
  • perl-Module-Load-Conditional-0:0.30-119.el6
  • perl-Module-Loaded-1:0.02-119.el6
  • perl-Module-Pluggable-1:3.90-119.el6
  • perl-Object-Accessor-1:0.34-119.el6
  • perl-Package-Constants-1:0.02-119.el6
  • perl-Params-Check-1:0.26-119.el6
  • perl-Parse-CPAN-Meta-1:1.40-119.el6
  • perl-Pod-Escapes-1:1.04-119.el6
  • perl-Pod-Simple-1:3.13-119.el6
  • perl-Term-UI-0:0.20-119.el6
  • perl-Test-Harness-0:3.17-119.el6
  • perl-Test-Simple-0:0.92-119.el6
  • perl-Time-HiRes-4:1.9721-119.el6
  • perl-Time-Piece-0:1.15-119.el6
  • perl-core-0:5.10.1-119.el6
  • perl-devel-4:5.10.1-119.el6
  • perl-libs-4:5.10.1-119.el6
  • perl-parent-1:0.221-119.el6
  • perl-suidperl-4:5.10.1-119.el6
  • perl-version-3:0.77-119.el6
refmap via4
bid 47124
confirm
debian DSA-2265
fedora
  • FEDORA-2011-4610
  • FEDORA-2011-4631
mandriva MDVSA-2011:091
mlist
  • [oss-security] 20110401 CVE Request -- perl -- lc(), uc() routines are laundering tainted data
  • [oss-security] 20110404 Re: CVE Request -- perl -- lc(), uc() routines are laundering tainted data
secunia
  • 43921
  • 44168
suse SUSE-SR:2011:009
xf perl-laundering-security-bypass(66528)
Last major update 20-02-2014 - 23:41
Published 11-04-2011 - 14:55
Last modified 16-08-2017 - 21:34
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