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Category:   OS (Other)  >   HPE NonStop Server Vendors:   HPE
(HP Issues Fix for HPE NonStop Server) Perl Includes Directory Bug Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036677
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1036677
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-1238   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 20 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Perl. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system. HPE NonStop Server is affected.

The software may load code from the current working directory when loading optional modules due to the includes directory array ("@INC"). As a result, a local user may be able to cause the target Perl application to load and execute arbitrary code on the target system with elevated privileges.

John Lightsey and Todd Rinaldo from cPanel Security reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   HP has issued a fix for HPE NonStop Server.

The HP advisory is available at:

http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c05240731

Vendor URL:  h20564.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c05240731 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

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Jul 26 2016 Perl Includes Directory Bug Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges



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