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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Perl Vendors:   Wall, Larry
Perl Regex Processing Bug May Let Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018899
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018899
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-5116   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 6 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via local system, User access via network

Version(s): 5.8
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Perl. A local or remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote or local user may be able to supply a specially crafted regular expression to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Tavis Ormandy and Will Drewry reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local or remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Nov 6 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Perl Regex Processing Bug May Let Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.
Nov 6 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Perl Regex Processing Bug May Let Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Application Stack.
Dec 18 2007 (IBM Issues Fix) Perl Regex Processing Bug May Let Users Execute Arbitrary Code
IBM has issued a fix for AIX 5.2, 5.3, and 6.1.
Feb 20 2008 (HP Issues Fix for Tru64 UNIX) Perl Regex Processing Bug May Let Users Execute Arbitrary Code
HP has released a fix for HP Tru64 UNIX.
Feb 22 2008 (Sun Describes Workaround) Perl Regex Processing Bug May Let Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Sun has described a workaround for Solaris 10.



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