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CVE-2012-5195

Published: 10 October 2012

Heap-based buffer overflow in the Perl_repeatcpy function in util.c in Perl 5.12.x before 5.12.5, 5.14.x before 5.14.3, and 5.15.x before 15.15.5 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption and crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via the 'x' string repeat operator.

Priority

Medium

Status

Package Release Status
perl
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
hardy
Released (5.8.8-12ubuntu0.7)
lucid
Released (5.10.1-8ubuntu2.2)
natty Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
oneiric
Released (5.12.4-4ubuntu0.1)
precise
Released (5.14.2-6ubuntu2.2)
quantal
Released (5.14.2-13ubuntu0.1)
upstream
Released (5.14.2-14)
Patches:
other: http://perl5.git.perl.org/perl.git/commit/b675304e3fdbcce3ef853b06b6ebe870d99faa7e