Fedora Core 3 Update: perl-5.8.5-20.FC3
Posted on: 12/02/2005 11:12 PM

A new update is available for Fedora Core - Fedora Core 3 Update: perl-5.8.5-20.FC3. Here the announcement:

Fedora Update Notification

Product : Fedora Core 3
Name : perl
Version : 5.8.5
Release : 20.FC3
Summary : The Perl programming language.
Description :
Perl is a high-level programming language with roots in C, sed, awk
and shell scripting. Perl is good at handling processes and files,
and is especially good at handling text. Perl's hallmarks are
practicality and efficiency. While it is used to do a lot of
different things, Perl's most common applications are system
administration utilities and web programming. A large proportion of
the CGI scripts on the web are written in Perl. You need the perl
package installed on your system so that your system can handle Perl

Install this package if you want to program in Perl or enable your
system to handle Perl scripts.

Update Information:

perl-5.8.5-18.FC3 of yesterday's Security Update 1116
inadvertently broke the perl ABI ( missing Perl_Ippid _ptr
symbol owing to removal of -DTHREADS_HAVE_PIDS ), which
caused problems to mod_perl-1.99_16-3.
The change which removed these symbols has been backed out.
Apologies for any problems this has caused.
NOTE: any use of Perl_Ippid_ptr or Perl_ppid will
be invalid owing to bug 140563 .

* Fri Dec 2 2005 Jason Vas Dias lt;jvdias@redhat.comgt; - 3:5.8.4-20.FC3
- fix bug 174795 - patch 32002 breaks ABI - this means that
bug 140563 is NOT fixed - but ABI using apps are not broken (142039).
- Updated patch for CVE-2005-3962: sprintf integer overflow vulnerability

This update can be downloaded from:

b95e7a590eaf437ca1466f6d328cfb9d SRPMS/perl-5.8.5-20.FC3.src.rpm
d3eabe1d3122d152ac06705075782438 x86_64/perl-5.8.5-20.FC3.x86_64.rpm
6bc02c7f2e081457c073f086d2e8b919 x86_64/perl-suidperl-5.8.5-20.FC3.x86_64.rpm
3b510523cce7f3e198e5c3cb2f70fb17 x86_64/debug/perl-debuginfo-5.8.5-20.FC3.x86_64.rpm
f97e21833f33ba7ddc7943d3be62e09a i386/perl-5.8.5-20.FC3.i386.rpm
23cb83d57909e5eae1a5b4db94528996 i386/perl-suidperl-5.8.5-20.FC3.i386.rpm
5a14809fc56cd9ab064f5ab3a8b0c055 i386/debug/perl-debuginfo-5.8.5-20.FC3.i386.rpm

This update can also be installed with the Update Agent; you can
launch the Update Agent with the 'up2date' command.

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