Libapache2-mod-perl2 Security Update for Ubuntu
Posted on: 11/22/2018 10:03 AM

Updated mod_perl packages has been released for Ubuntu Linux

Libapache2-mod-perl2 Security Update for Ubuntu

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3825-1
November 21, 2018

libapache2-mod-perl2 vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 18.10
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


mod_perl could be made to run programs contrary to expectations.

Software Description:
- libapache2-mod-perl2: Integration of perl with the Apache2 web server


Jan Ingvoldstad discovered that mod_perl incorrectly handled configuration
options to disable being used by unprivileged users, contrary to the
documentation. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to execute
arbitrary Perl code.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 18.10:
libapache2-mod-perl2 2.0.10-2ubuntu3.18.10.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
libapache2-mod-perl2 2.0.10-2ubuntu3.18.04.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
libapache2-mod-perl2 2.0.9-4ubuntu1.2

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
libapache2-mod-perl2 2.0.8+httpd24-r1449661-6ubuntu2.1

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


Package Information:

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