USN-4534-1: Perl DBI module vulnerability

23 September 2020

Perl DBI module could be made to crash or expose sensitive information if it received a specially crafted input.

Releases

Packages

  • libdbi-perl - Perl Database Interface (DBI)

Details

It was discovered that Perl DBI module incorrectly handled certain inputs.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a crash or expose sensitive
information.

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