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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Perl Vendors:   Wall, Larry
(Ubuntu Issues Fix) Perl PathTools Bug in File::Spec Module Lets Remote Users Bypass Taint Restrictions on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1034773
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1034773
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-8607   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 21 2016
Impact:   Modification of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Perl. A remote user can bypass security controls on the target system.

The File::Spec::canonpath() in PathTools does not preserve the taint attribute. A user may be able to create a specially crafted value to bypass the taint protection mechanism.

PathTools is included in Perl.

David Golden reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user may be able to bypass the taint protection mechanism.
Solution:   Ubuntu has issued a fix.

The Ubuntu advisory is available at:

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2878-1

Vendor URL:  www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2878-1 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Ubuntu)
Underlying OS Comments:  15.04, 15.10

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Jan 21 2016 Perl PathTools Bug in File::Spec Module Lets Remote Users Bypass Taint Restrictions on the Target System



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