Perl Security Update for Debian 8 and 9
Posted on: 06/12/2018 07:37 AM

Updated perl packages has been released for both Debian GNU/Linux 8 and 9 to address a directory traversal flaw in the Archive::Tar module

Perl Security Update for Debian 8 and 9


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Debian Security Advisory DSA-4226-1 security@debian.org
https://www.debian.org/security/ Salvatore Bonaccorso
June 12, 2018 https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : perl
CVE ID : CVE-2018-12015
Debian Bug : 900834

Jakub Wilk discovered a directory traversal flaw in the Archive::Tar
module, allowing an attacker to overwrite any file writable by the
extracting user via a specially crafted tar archive.

For the oldstable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed
in version 5.20.2-3+deb8u11.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in
version 5.24.1-3+deb9u4.

We recommend that you upgrade your perl packages.

For the detailed security status of perl please refer to its security
tracker page at:
https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/perl

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




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