USN-4503-1: Perl DBI module vulnerability

16 September 2020

Perl DBI module could be made to execute arbitrary code if it received a specially manipulated call.

Releases

Packages

  • libdbi-perl - Perl Database Interface (DBI)

Details

It was discovered that Perl DBI module incorrectly handled certain calls.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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

References