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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Perl Vendors:   Wall, Larry
Perl Digest->new() Input Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1026349
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1026349
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-3597   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 23 2011
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Digest Module prior to 1.17
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Perl. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The perl Digest module's Digest->new() function does not properly validate input. A remote user can supply specially crafted data to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (Digest Module 1.17).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://cpansearch.perl.org/src/GAAS/Digest-1.17/Changes

Vendor URL:  perl.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Nov 23 2011 (IBM Issues Fix for AIX) Perl Digest->new() Input Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
IBM has issued a fix for AIX.
Dec 9 2011 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Perl Digest->new() Input Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.



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