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OpenPKG alert OpenPKG-SA-2007.023 (OpenPKG Community CURRENT perl-5.8.8-20071108)

From:  OpenPKG GmbH <openpkg-noreply@openpkg.com>
To:  openpkg-announce@openpkg.org
Subject:  [OpenPKG-SA-2007.023] OpenPKG Security Advisory (perl)
Date:  Thu, 8 Nov 2007 08:52:52 +0100
Message-ID:  <OpenPKG-SA-2007.023@openpkg.com>

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 ____________________________________________________________________________ Publisher Name: OpenPKG GmbH Publisher Home: http://openpkg.com/ Advisory Id (public): OpenPKG-SA-2007.023 Advisory Type: OpenPKG Security Advisory (SA) Advisory Directory: http://openpkg.com/go/OpenPKG-SA Advisory Document: http://openpkg.com/go/OpenPKG-SA-2007.023 Advisory Published: 2007-11-08 08:52 UTC Issue Id (internal): OpenPKG-SI-20071108.01 Issue First Created: 2007-11-08 Issue Last Modified: 2007-11-08 Issue Revision: 01 ____________________________________________________________________________ Subject Name: perl Subject Summary: Programming Language Subject Home: http://www.perl.com/ Subject Versions: 5.* <= 5.8.8 Vulnerability Id: CVE-2007-5116 Vulnerability Scope: global (not OpenPKG specific) Attack Feasibility: run-time Attack Vector: remote network Attack Impact: arbitrary code execution Description: Will Drewry and Tavis Ormandy of the Google Security Team have discovered a UTF-8 related heap overflow in the regular expression compiler of the Perl [0] programming language, probably allowing attackers to execute arbitrary code by compiling specially crafted regular expressions. The bug manifests in a possible buffer overflow in the polymorphic "opcode" support code, caused by ASCII regular expressions that really are Unicode regular expressions. References: [0] http://www.perl.com/ ____________________________________________________________________________ Primary Package Name: perl Primary Package Home: http://openpkg.org/go/package/perl Corrected Distribution: Corrected Branch: Corrected Package: OpenPKG Community CURRENT perl-5.8.8-20071108 ____________________________________________________________________________ For security reasons, this document was digitally signed with the OpenPGP public key of the OpenPKG GmbH (public key id 61B7AE34) which you can download from http://openpkg.com/openpkg.com.pgp or retrieve from the OpenPGP keyserver at hkp://pgp.openpkg.org/. Follow the instructions at http://openpkg.com/security/signatures/ for more details on how to verify the integrity of this document. ____________________________________________________________________________ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Comment: OpenPKG GmbH <http://openpkg.com/> iD8DBQFHMsBAZwQuyWG3rjQRAkhdAJ0aKr5WOOE2VzpByF+as+ko4P+LrACeIBKz 8ZhaVHZFy42GrPbSlAFzIuQ= =CgJb -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- ______________________________________________________________________ OpenPKG http://openpkg.org Announcement List openpkg-announce@openpkg.org


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