RHSA-2005:881-01 Moderate: perl security update
Posted on: 12/20/2005 05:32 PM

A new update is available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Here the announcement:

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Moderate: perl security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2005:881-01
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-881.html
Issue date: 2005-12-20
Updated on: 2005-12-20
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CVE Names: CVE-2004-0976 CVE-2005-0448 CVE-2005-3962
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1. Summary:

Updated Perl packages that fix security issues and bugs are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Desktop version 3 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 - i386, ia64, x86_64

3. Problem description:

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 wich passes arbitrary untrusted
strings to the format string processor. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project assigned the name CVE-2005-3962 to this issue.

Paul Szabo discovered a bug in the way Perl's File::Path::rmtree module
removed directory trees. If a local user has write permissions to a
subdirectory within the tree being removed by File::Path::rmtree, it is
possible for them to create setuid binary files. (CVE-2005-0448)

Solar Designer discovered several temporary file bugs in various Perl
modules. A local attacker could overwrite or create files as the user
running a Perl script that uses a vulnerable module. (CVE-2004-0976)

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.

4. 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.

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

123176 - [RFE] Need new perl rpm release that fixes threaded memory leak
135975 - Perl's 'study' function breaks regexp matching
136325 - CVE-2004-0976 temporary file vulnerabilities in Perl
137075 - Apparent utf8 bug in Perl's join()
145215 - garbage after split()
147946 - Man::Pod does not return true
161053 - CVE-2005-0448 perl File::Path.pm rmtree race condition
165078 - Broken POSIX in perl-5.8.0
166732 - 'split'/'index' problem for utf8
172160 - perl bug # 22372: SIGSEGV in sv_chop()
172256 - bits/resource.ph has syntax errors
172317 - (libperl) could not run system-config-printer
174717 - CVE-2005-3962 Perl integer overflow issue
175135 - Cannot set undef timeout in perl 5.8.0 IO::Socket


6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3AS/en/os/SRPMS/perl-5.8.0-90.4.src.rpm
732162aa9a88b4779706cc1cc06344f9 perl-5.8.0-90.4.src.rpm

i386:
78177ebde77064068ebf925cc15b1d67 perl-5.8.0-90.4.i386.rpm
69441cfee13c7e04766f9e714b051a4b perl-CGI-2.89-90.4.i386.rpm
92ac8571485d4e56c12b835483728737 perl-CPAN-1.61-90.4.i386.rpm
e629b861b7fcd2f917c421c79706682d perl-DB_File-1.806-90.4.i386.rpm
b113523d560d3c27923a09994c5b54e2 perl-suidperl-5.8.0-90.4.i386.rpm

ia64:
f3493073826f80edbfee6d980af7cc6a perl-5.8.0-90.4.ia64.rpm
c6dd319875d4b081955919c9f8b3eeba perl-CGI-2.89-90.4.ia64.rpm
69b76323d8bc7f3f5b40763d4260c476 perl-CPAN-1.61-90.4.ia64.rpm
4031db198bf03d9410400124ef185dff perl-DB_File-1.806-90.4.ia64.rpm
7d14344fa92c85506b713c4b3551f19f perl-suidperl-5.8.0-90.4.ia64.rpm

ppc:
20663b13234fad4e533a042c2ea2e078 perl-5.8.0-90.4.ppc.rpm
2a16d5691e90218ac70a810a436274e1 perl-CGI-2.89-90.4.ppc.rpm
61992925635d3b993bd303076b692e0e perl-CPAN-1.61-90.4.ppc.rpm
4c8895c132b00d975df57ae618a8fd4a perl-DB_File-1.806-90.4.ppc.rpm
12c9bb78fa07b099d0bfc20900479c0a perl-suidperl-5.8.0-90.4.ppc.rpm

s390:
b59b220721d5a0824d67b4e7647ea735 perl-5.8.0-90.4.s390.rpm
6b6d19548c4c078dc64cf5060421109e perl-CGI-2.89-90.4.s390.rpm
b51489ce07d5061c77f4ff14e872062b perl-CPAN-1.61-90.4.s390.rpm
185358bca8789230b8ab17cb2f591092 perl-DB_File-1.806-90.4.s390.rpm
c733e89e94050bd25aef942c388ecfab perl-suidperl-5.8.0-90.4.s390.rpm

s390x:
22004167b7eb049df997b40db9d0166a perl-5.8.0-90.4.s390x.rpm
bbc8d4d03248abb40557624e43ed3d3a perl-CGI-2.89-90.4.s390x.rpm
99bdc9bbeb27e4c346afd02302723164 perl-CPAN-1.61-90.4.s390x.rpm
a9a0b5d9ff574a410c02caeac367df2c perl-DB_File-1.806-90.4.s390x.rpm
70b6d64902faeec8f6c14ecb50acc2e7 perl-suidperl-5.8.0-90.4.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
e39a68b1ba815a6bb23c5bcb879c225e perl-5.8.0-90.4.x86_64.rpm
b1bf852ffa7a2957f6c11da02cc64952 perl-CGI-2.89-90.4.x86_64.rpm
328cd2fe7d8280c2dea5fbccdcfb3686 perl-CPAN-1.61-90.4.x86_64.rpm
8ece4d9db534e25c98afdaa02b73aa1c perl-DB_File-1.806-90.4.x86_64.rpm
dabc256c1e23aeb09d88b74b90150f98 perl-suidperl-5.8.0-90.4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3desktop/en/os/SRPMS/perl-5.8.0-90.4.src.rpm
732162aa9a88b4779706cc1cc06344f9 perl-5.8.0-90.4.src.rpm

i386:
78177ebde77064068ebf925cc15b1d67 perl-5.8.0-90.4.i386.rpm
69441cfee13c7e04766f9e714b051a4b perl-CGI-2.89-90.4.i386.rpm
92ac8571485d4e56c12b835483728737 perl-CPAN-1.61-90.4.i386.rpm
e629b861b7fcd2f917c421c79706682d perl-DB_File-1.806-90.4.i386.rpm
b113523d560d3c27923a09994c5b54e2 perl-suidperl-5.8.0-90.4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
e39a68b1ba815a6bb23c5bcb879c225e perl-5.8.0-90.4.x86_64.rpm
b1bf852ffa7a2957f6c11da02cc64952 perl-CGI-2.89-90.4.x86_64.rpm
328cd2fe7d8280c2dea5fbccdcfb3686 perl-CPAN-1.61-90.4.x86_64.rpm
8ece4d9db534e25c98afdaa02b73aa1c perl-DB_File-1.806-90.4.x86_64.rpm
dabc256c1e23aeb09d88b74b90150f98 perl-suidperl-5.8.0-90.4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3ES/en/os/SRPMS/perl-5.8.0-90.4.src.rpm
732162aa9a88b4779706cc1cc06344f9 perl-5.8.0-90.4.src.rpm

i386:
78177ebde77064068ebf925cc15b1d67 perl-5.8.0-90.4.i386.rpm
69441cfee13c7e04766f9e714b051a4b perl-CGI-2.89-90.4.i386.rpm
92ac8571485d4e56c12b835483728737 perl-CPAN-1.61-90.4.i386.rpm
e629b861b7fcd2f917c421c79706682d perl-DB_File-1.806-90.4.i386.rpm
b113523d560d3c27923a09994c5b54e2 perl-suidperl-5.8.0-90.4.i386.rpm

ia64:
f3493073826f80edbfee6d980af7cc6a perl-5.8.0-90.4.ia64.rpm
c6dd319875d4b081955919c9f8b3eeba perl-CGI-2.89-90.4.ia64.rpm
69b76323d8bc7f3f5b40763d4260c476 perl-CPAN-1.61-90.4.ia64.rpm
4031db198bf03d9410400124ef185dff perl-DB_File-1.806-90.4.ia64.rpm
7d14344fa92c85506b713c4b3551f19f perl-suidperl-5.8.0-90.4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
e39a68b1ba815a6bb23c5bcb879c225e perl-5.8.0-90.4.x86_64.rpm
b1bf852ffa7a2957f6c11da02cc64952 perl-CGI-2.89-90.4.x86_64.rpm
328cd2fe7d8280c2dea5fbccdcfb3686 perl-CPAN-1.61-90.4.x86_64.rpm
8ece4d9db534e25c98afdaa02b73aa1c perl-DB_File-1.806-90.4.x86_64.rpm
dabc256c1e23aeb09d88b74b90150f98 perl-suidperl-5.8.0-90.4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/3WS/en/os/SRPMS/perl-5.8.0-90.4.src.rpm
732162aa9a88b4779706cc1cc06344f9 perl-5.8.0-90.4.src.rpm

i386:
78177ebde77064068ebf925cc15b1d67 perl-5.8.0-90.4.i386.rpm
69441cfee13c7e04766f9e714b051a4b perl-CGI-2.89-90.4.i386.rpm
92ac8571485d4e56c12b835483728737 perl-CPAN-1.61-90.4.i386.rpm
e629b861b7fcd2f917c421c79706682d perl-DB_File-1.806-90.4.i386.rpm
b113523d560d3c27923a09994c5b54e2 perl-suidperl-5.8.0-90.4.i386.rpm

ia64:
f3493073826f80edbfee6d980af7cc6a perl-5.8.0-90.4.ia64.rpm
c6dd319875d4b081955919c9f8b3eeba perl-CGI-2.89-90.4.ia64.rpm
69b76323d8bc7f3f5b40763d4260c476 perl-CPAN-1.61-90.4.ia64.rpm
4031db198bf03d9410400124ef185dff perl-DB_File-1.806-90.4.ia64.rpm
7d14344fa92c85506b713c4b3551f19f perl-suidperl-5.8.0-90.4.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
e39a68b1ba815a6bb23c5bcb879c225e perl-5.8.0-90.4.x86_64.rpm
b1bf852ffa7a2957f6c11da02cc64952 perl-CGI-2.89-90.4.x86_64.rpm
328cd2fe7d8280c2dea5fbccdcfb3686 perl-CPAN-1.61-90.4.x86_64.rpm
8ece4d9db534e25c98afdaa02b73aa1c perl-DB_File-1.806-90.4.x86_64.rpm
dabc256c1e23aeb09d88b74b90150f98 perl-suidperl-5.8.0-90.4.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-0976
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0448
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3962

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is lt;secalert@redhat.comgt;. More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2005 Red Hat, Inc.
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