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Security Advisory perl security update

Advisory: RHSA-2005:880-8
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Moderate
Issued on: 2005-12-20
Last updated on: 2005-12-20
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2005-3962

Details

Updated Perl packages that fix security issues and bugs are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having moderate 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.

An integer overflow bug was found in Perl's format string processor. It is
possible for an attacker to cause perl to crash or execute arbitrary code
if the attacker is able to process a malicious format string. This issue
is only exploitable through a script which passes arbitrary untrusted
strings to the format string processor. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2005-3962 to this issue.

Users of Perl are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to correct these issues as well as fixes for
several bugs.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

Updated packages

Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)

SRPMS:
perl-5.8.5-24.RHEL4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:1797
    MD5: 44fee2aba88f5e9f95c6380f59d96168
 
IA-32:
perl-5.8.5-24.RHEL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:1797
    MD5: 41acc2458d49e5993f2166e4e3011158
perl-suidperl-5.8.5-24.RHEL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:1797
    MD5: fc333a6a5b0823ae264ccc0034d16d3b
 
x86_64:
perl-5.8.5-24.RHEL4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:1797
    MD5: 21b444319af3893c7dfc522fd81b8a3f
perl-suidperl-5.8.5-24.RHEL4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:1797
    MD5: 20880d1430449d763eb54688e2ab6f24
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
perl-5.8.5-24.RHEL4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:1797
    MD5: 44fee2aba88f5e9f95c6380f59d96168
 
IA-32:
perl-5.8.5-24.RHEL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:1797
    MD5: 41acc2458d49e5993f2166e4e3011158
perl-suidperl-5.8.5-24.RHEL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:1797
    MD5: fc333a6a5b0823ae264ccc0034d16d3b
 
IA-64:
perl-5.8.5-24.RHEL4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:1797
    MD5: bce950fab06eac39fabf74060746e50a
perl-suidperl-5.8.5-24.RHEL4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:1797
    MD5: 70ab2ffbeac438218a37f295dac5308e
 
PPC:
perl-5.8.5-24.RHEL4.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:1797
    MD5: 9865ec5607eb3ef32a39d1ba5969d34a
perl-suidperl-5.8.5-24.RHEL4.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:1797
    MD5: 62c2ce1ff78671de1fca6bb34fc29fc5
 
s390:
perl-5.8.5-24.RHEL4.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:1797
    MD5: b62ef568796c54ef8e0d8defb3931f41
perl-suidperl-5.8.5-24.RHEL4.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:1797
    MD5: e3fe98dd7c5b19aefc38597bab186327
 
s390x:
perl-5.8.5-24.RHEL4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:1797
    MD5: b76f72b60b736d4c143bf8cbb435c789
perl-suidperl-5.8.5-24.RHEL4.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:1797
    MD5: c55fbbc676950f192923a526fa0c2177
 
x86_64:
perl-5.8.5-24.RHEL4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:1797
    MD5: 21b444319af3893c7dfc522fd81b8a3f
perl-suidperl-5.8.5-24.RHEL4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:1797
    MD5: 20880d1430449d763eb54688e2ab6f24
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

SRPMS:
perl-5.8.5-24.RHEL4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:1797
    MD5: 44fee2aba88f5e9f95c6380f59d96168
 
IA-32:
perl-5.8.5-24.RHEL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:1797
    MD5: 41acc2458d49e5993f2166e4e3011158
perl-suidperl-5.8.5-24.RHEL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:1797
    MD5: fc333a6a5b0823ae264ccc0034d16d3b
 
IA-64:
perl-5.8.5-24.RHEL4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:1797
    MD5: bce950fab06eac39fabf74060746e50a
perl-suidperl-5.8.5-24.RHEL4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:1797
    MD5: 70ab2ffbeac438218a37f295dac5308e
 
x86_64:
perl-5.8.5-24.RHEL4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:1797
    MD5: 21b444319af3893c7dfc522fd81b8a3f
perl-suidperl-5.8.5-24.RHEL4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:1797
    MD5: 20880d1430449d763eb54688e2ab6f24
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
perl-5.8.5-24.RHEL4.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:1797
    MD5: 44fee2aba88f5e9f95c6380f59d96168
 
IA-32:
perl-5.8.5-24.RHEL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:1797
    MD5: 41acc2458d49e5993f2166e4e3011158
perl-suidperl-5.8.5-24.RHEL4.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:1797
    MD5: fc333a6a5b0823ae264ccc0034d16d3b
 
IA-64:
perl-5.8.5-24.RHEL4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:1797
    MD5: bce950fab06eac39fabf74060746e50a
perl-suidperl-5.8.5-24.RHEL4.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:1797
    MD5: 70ab2ffbeac438218a37f295dac5308e
 
x86_64:
perl-5.8.5-24.RHEL4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:1797
    MD5: 21b444319af3893c7dfc522fd81b8a3f
perl-suidperl-5.8.5-24.RHEL4.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:1797
    MD5: 20880d1430449d763eb54688e2ab6f24
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

170088 - bits/resource.ph has syntax errors
171111 - (libperl) could not run system-config-printer
172327 - getgrnam() crashes with "Out of memory" if /etc/group contains long lines
174683 - CVE-2005-3962 Perl integer overflow issue
175104 - MakeMaker::MM_Unix doesn't honor LD_RUN_PATH requirements
175129 - missing C standard headers


References



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