DSA 2641-1: perl security update
Posted on: 03/10/2013 12:08 PM

A perl security update has been released for Debian GNU/Linux

DSA 2641-1: perl security update

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2641-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Salvatore Bonaccorso
March 09, 2013 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : perl
Vulnerability : rehashing flaw
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2013-1667
Debian Bug : 702296

Yves Orton discovered a flaw in the rehashing code of Perl. This flaw
could be exploited to carry out a denial of service attack against code
that uses arbitrary user input as hash keys. Specifically an attacker
could create a set of keys of a hash causing a denial of service via
memory exhaustion.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 5.10.1-17squeeze6.

For the testing distribution (wheezy), and the unstable distribution
(sid), this problem has been fixed in version 5.14.2-19.

We recommend that you upgrade your perl packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

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