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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Perl Vendors:   Wall, Larry
(Oracle Issues Fix for Solaris) Perl Bug in Rehash Mechanism Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1028526
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1028526
CVE Reference:   CVE-2013-1667   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 8 2013
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.8.2 to 5.16.x
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Perl. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send specially crafted data to cause the target Perl application to consume excessive memory and crash. Applications that provide arbitrary user-supplied data as input to hash keys are affected.

Yves Orton reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target Perl application to consume excessive memory and crash.
Solution:   Oracle has issued a fix for Solaris.

The Oracle advisory is available at:

https://blogs.oracle.com/sunsecurity/entry/cve_2013_1667_denial_of

Vendor URL:  perl.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)
Underlying OS Comments:  10, 11.1

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