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CVE-2018-6797

Published: 14 April 2018

An issue was discovered in Perl 5.18 through 5.26. A crafted regular expression can cause a heap-based buffer overflow, with control over the bytes written.

Notes

AuthorNote
ratliff
Fix developed by Yves Orton and Karl Williamson
mdeslaur
code is different in trusty, backport difficult and prone to
introducing regressions. Marking as ignored.
Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 9.8

Status

Package Release Status
perl
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful
Released (5.26.0-8ubuntu1.1)
precise Not vulnerable

trusty Ignored

upstream Needs triage

xenial
Released (5.22.1-9ubuntu0.3)
Patches:
upstream: https://perl5.git.perl.org/perl.git/commitdiff/510cc261d965ccfa427900ebb368fc4d337442d2 (5.24)
upstream: https://perl5.git.perl.org/perl.git/commitdiff/abe1e6c568b96bcb382dfa4f61c56d1ab001ea51 (5.26)