USN-4602-1: Perl vulnerabilities

26 October 2020

Several security issues were fixed in Perl.

Releases

Packages

  • perl - Practical Extraction and Report Language

Details

ManhND discovered that Perl incorrectly handled certain regular
expressions. In environments where untrusted regular expressions are
evaluated, a remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Perl to
crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2020-10543)

Hugo van der Sanden and Slaven Rezic discovered that Perl incorrectly
handled certain regular expressions. In environments where untrusted
regular expressions are evaluated, a remote attacker could possibly use
this issue to cause Perl to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or
possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2020-10878)

Sergey Aleynikov discovered that Perl incorrectly handled certain regular
expressions. In environments where untrusted regular expressions are
evaluated, a remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause Perl to
crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2020-12723)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

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

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