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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Perl Vendors:   Wall, Larry
(IBM Issues Fix for IBM AIX) Perl 'CGI.pm' Module Input Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Inject Headers
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1029375
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1029375
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-5526   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Dec 5 2013
Original Entry Date:  Nov 21 2013
Impact:   Modification of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 3.63
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Perl CGI.pm module. A remote user can inject header lines.

The 'CGI.pm' module does not properly filter carriage returns from user-supplied input to be used in Set-Cookie and P3P headers. A remote user may be able to inject new header items or modify header items.

CGI applications that use the 'CGI.pm' module are affected.

Impact:   A remote user can inject header lines.
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:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (AIX)
Underlying OS Comments:  5.3, 6.1, 7.1

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Nov 16 2012 Perl 'CGI.pm' Module Input Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Inject Headers



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