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USN-3825-2: mod_perl vulnerability

22 November 2018

mod_perl could be made to run programs contrary to expectations.




USN-3825-1 fixed a vulnerability in mod_perl. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

Jan Ingvoldstad discovered that mod_perl incorrectly handled configuration
options to disable being used by unprivileged users, contrary to the
documentation. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to execute
arbitrary Perl code.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 12.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


Related notices

  • USN-3825-1: libapache2-mod-perl2-dev, libapache2-mod-perl2, libapache2-mod-perl2-doc