Perl vulnerability

2007-12-04T00:00:00
ID USN-552-1
Type ubuntu
Reporter Ubuntu
Modified 2007-12-04T00:00:00

Description

It was discovered that Perl’s regular expression library did not correctly handle certain UTF sequences. If a user or automated system were tricked into running a specially crafted regular expression, a remote attacker could crash the application or possibly execute arbitrary code with user privileges.