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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Perl Vendors:   Wall, Larry
(IBM Issues Fix for IBM AIX) Perl Bug in Rehash Mechanism Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1029374
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1029374
CVE Reference:   CVE-2013-1667   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 21 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:   IBM has issued a fix (6.1.8: APAR IV43973, 7.1.2: IV46765).

The IBM advisory is available at:

http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/perl_advisory3.asc

Vendor URL:  perl.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (AIX)
Underlying OS Comments:  6.1, 7.1

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