GLSA 201401-33: Perl Digest-Base module: Arbitrary code execution
Posted on: 01/29/2014 11:40 AM

A Perl Digest-Base module update has been released for Gentoo Linux

GLSA 201401-33: Perl Digest-Base module: Arbitrary code execution


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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201401-33
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: Perl Digest-Base module: Arbitrary code execution
Date: January 29, 2014
Bugs: #385487
ID: 201401-33

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability has been found in the Digest-Base Perl module, allowing
remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Background
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Digest-Base is a set of Perl modules that calculate message digests

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 perl-core/digest-base < 1.170.0 >= 1.170.0

Description
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The vulnerability is caused due to the "Digest->new()" function not
properly sanitising input before using it in an "eval()" call.

Impact
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The vulnerability might allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Digest-Base module users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=perl-core/digest-base-1.170.0"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2011-3597
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2011-3597

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201401-33.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2014 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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