[SECURITY] [DSA 3441-1] perl security update

2016-01-11T15:47:33
ID DEBIAN:DSA-3441-1:CE181
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2016-01-11T15:47:33

Description


Debian Security Advisory DSA-3441-1 security@debian.org https://www.debian.org/security/ Salvatore Bonaccorso January 11, 2016 https://www.debian.org/security/faq


Package : perl CVE ID : CVE-2015-8607 Debian Bug : 810719

David Golden of MongoDB discovered that File::Spec::canonpath() in Perl returned untainted strings even if passed tainted input. This defect undermines taint propagation, which is sometimes used to ensure that unvalidated user input does not reach sensitive code.

The oldstable distribution (wheezy) is not affected by this problem.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 5.20.2-3+deb8u2.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed soon.

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: https://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org