[FLSA-2006:176731] Updated perl packages fix security issue
Posted on: 02/25/2006 05:50 PM

Fedora Legacy Update Advisory

Synopsis: Updated perl packages fix security issue
Advisory ID: FLSA:176731
Issue date: 2006-02-25
Product: Red Hat Linux, Fedora Core
Keywords: Bugfix
CVE Names: CVE-2005-3962
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1. Topic:

Updated perl packages that fix a security flaw are now available.

Perl is a high-level programming language commonly used for system
administration utilities and Web programming.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 9 - i386
Fedora Core 1 - i386
Fedora Core 2 - i386

3. Problem description:

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.


Note that this vulnerability do not affect perl packages in Red Hat
Linux 7.3

Users of perl are advised to upgrade to these packages which contain a
backported patch and are not vulnerable to this issue.

4. Solution:

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

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which
are not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note
that you can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only*
contains the desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via yum and apt. Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use yum issue:

yum update

or to use apt:

apt-get update; apt-get upgrade

This will start an interactive process that will result in the
appropriate RPMs being upgraded on your system. This assumes that you
have yum or apt-get configured for obtaining Fedora Legacy content.
Please visit http://www.fedoralegacy.org/docs for directions on how to
configure yum and apt-get.

5. Bug IDs fixed:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=176731

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 9:

SRPM:
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/9/updates/SRPMS/perl-5.8.0-90.0.13.legacy.src.rpm

i386:
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/9/updates/i386/perl-5.8.0-90.0.13.legacy.i386.rpm
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/9/updates/i386/perl-CGI-2.81-90.0.13.legacy.i386.rpm
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/9/updates/i386/perl-CPAN-1.61-90.0.13.legacy.i386.rpm
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/9/updates/i386/perl-DB_File-1.804-90.0.13.legacy.i386.rpm
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/9/updates/i386/perl-suidperl-5.8.0-90.0.13.legacy.i386.rpm

Fedora Core 1:

SRPM:
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/fedora/1/updates/SRPMS/perl-5.8.3-17.5.legacy.src.rpm

i386:
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/fedora/1/updates/i386/perl-5.8.3-17.5.legacy.i386.rpm
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/fedora/1/updates/i386/perl-suidperl-5.8.3-17.5.legacy.i386.rpm

Fedora Core 2:

SRPM:
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/fedora/2/updates/SRPMS/perl-5.8.3-19.5.legacy.src.rpm

i386:
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/fedora/2/updates/i386/perl-5.8.3-19.5.legacy.i386.rpm
http://download.fedoralegacy.org/fedora/2/updates/i386/perl-suidperl-5.8.3-19.5.legacy.i386.rpm


7. Verification:

SHA1 sum Package Name
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4d2401a09f2cc0b126df88659bd9e259a528146d
redhat/9/updates/i386/perl-5.8.0-90.0.13.legacy.i386.rpm
3b5448a2a8d8241a85c4c54ad5d5deb4b9d466d4
redhat/9/updates/i386/perl-CGI-2.81-90.0.13.legacy.i386.rpm
40a05fcf3a7d128e7fa79b00022d54d0542bd3af
redhat/9/updates/i386/perl-CPAN-1.61-90.0.13.legacy.i386.rpm
5444ce68de7e8f0b1b051a15a1658c7d497be61b
redhat/9/updates/i386/perl-DB_File-1.804-90.0.13.legacy.i386.rpm
76ff3cdbe78a2e7c92c1f95760906fd396f974bf
redhat/9/updates/i386/perl-suidperl-5.8.0-90.0.13.legacy.i386.rpm
62fbcae6dd839fd18aabcf5c9fcc6babfd844d94
redhat/9/updates/SRPMS/perl-5.8.0-90.0.13.legacy.src.rpm

3267a9d83ac3cadcfa650b1625cf5c458adb5540
fedora/1/updates/i386/perl-5.8.3-17.5.legacy.i386.rpm
2445d66c7ced8bccc7d875a21404216a0cd5cdb6
fedora/1/updates/i386/perl-suidperl-5.8.3-17.5.legacy.i386.rpm
297a649694e03e67b13cfbac7ae8211554cea44b
fedora/1/updates/SRPMS/perl-5.8.3-17.5.legacy.src.rpm

772f9571df3a0eab7749bb0d162311f4cd539879
fedora/2/updates/i386/perl-5.8.3-19.5.legacy.i386.rpm
83cf2b36b48760eb1f99a042214eead7a9650d38
fedora/2/updates/i386/perl-suidperl-5.8.3-19.5.legacy.i386.rpm
260cf2c8b759afe09f205318e1fd78cabdeefcb0
fedora/2/updates/SRPMS/perl-5.8.3-19.5.legacy.src.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Fedora Legacy for security. Our key is
available from http://www.fedoralegacy.org/about/security.php

You can verify each package with the following command:

rpm --checksig -v lt;filenamegt;

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or
tampered with, examine only the sha1sum with the following command:

sha1sum lt;filenamegt;

8. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3962

9. Contact:

The Fedora Legacy security contact is lt;secnotice@fedoralegacy.orggt;. More
project details at http://www.fedoralegacy.org


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