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

From:  OpenPKG GmbH <>
Subject:  [OpenPKG-SA-2007.023] OpenPKG Security Advisory (perl)
Date:  Thu, 8 Nov 2007 08:52:52 +0100
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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 ____________________________________________________________________________ Publisher Name: OpenPKG GmbH Publisher Home: Advisory Id (public): OpenPKG-SA-2007.023 Advisory Type: OpenPKG Security Advisory (SA) Advisory Directory: Advisory Document: 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: 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] ____________________________________________________________________________ Primary Package Name: perl Primary Package Home: 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 or retrieve from the OpenPGP keyserver at hkp:// Follow the instructions at for more details on how to verify the integrity of this document. ____________________________________________________________________________ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Comment: OpenPKG GmbH <> iD8DBQFHMsBAZwQuyWG3rjQRAkhdAJ0aKr5WOOE2VzpByF+as+ko4P+LrACeIBKz 8ZhaVHZFy42GrPbSlAFzIuQ= =CgJb -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- ______________________________________________________________________ OpenPKG Announcement List

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